Start with a good quality vodka. In general, I prefer regular Absolut. I'm not into the Absolut Peppar. I find it too, well, peppery. If you want to be saucy, and I know you probably do, look for a bacon-infused vodka. It is available at specialty liquor stores and maybe a really alcoholic-prone neighborhood grocery store. Zinburger was using this according to the waitress who really needed to rethink that scrunchie hair thing:
Confession: I am not actually a big bacon fan. This has that smoky infused taste. I never would have picked it out as being "pork product" which just sounds so, so wrong. Now, of course, you could make your own bacon-infused vodka, but we will save that lesson for another day...
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Add a small amount of horseradish, 4 dashes of Worcestershire (I use Lee and Perkins), a squeeze of lime (then throw the whole thing in), two dashes of tabasco (a bit more if you like it spicier), two dashes of celery salt, and a couple of cracks of pepper. I then use a piece of celery to mash it together like no tomorrow. When you think you are done, keep going. Top it off with a little bit more Clamato and then give it another smash around with the celery. If you have a martini shaker, that is actually better, because it "bruises" the vodka and opens up the flavors, but it isn't necessary. You can also do this with two glasses, but I don't recommend this after consuming the first one. It can get messy, fast.
You can garnish however you please: a strip of crispy bacon as above, a lime wedge, a "sword" of olives, dill or sweet pickle, bar onions, pickled asparagus, pepperoni, pepper jack cheese, or celery. All of them at once might be a shade of overkill, but I won't judge you. For that.
I'm not a huge fan of a salted rim because this is already a salt blast. Now a savory rim is another story: Basically you mix garlic powder, celery salt, chili powder, and coarse ground sea salt. You then wet the edge of your glass (with a paper towel or dishcloth) and dip the glass into the mixing bowl. You can save the mix in a plastic bag for the next time. Which will probably be in about half an hour. At the most.