Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with celery and lemon.
For some reason, drink history isn't as well documented as mathematic formulae or Canadian history. The origin of the Bloody Mary is disputed, but our story -- and we'll stick to it -- is that it was invented at The New York Bar in Paris in the early 20s. Might it be the winning color that has kept it in style, ever since?