Typically, when I'm drinking a Bloody Mary I'm not in the best physical or mental state. Therefore, how it tastes is less important than how it's going to make me feel. But, when it comes down to it, there is a huge difference between a Bloody Mary that's shown some love and one that's been thrown together without any thought. As I discuss in this post over at The Boys Club, everyone has their own spin, but one that's well made, like any libation, is going to be balanced. A little kick, a bit of acidity, and some garnishes to nibble on at the end.