This drink is a terribly good tipple in its own right, but if you must add a slug of vodka, we promise not to tell.
750 ml (3 cups) tomato juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
few drops of Tabasco
12 ice cubes
2 lemon slices, halved
Put the tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, nutmeg and Tabasco sauce in a large jug and stir to combine. Blend the ice cubes in a blender for 30 seconds, or until the ice is crushed to 125 ml (½ cup). Pour the tomato juice mixture into 4 glasses and add the crushed ice and lemon slices. Season with salt and pepper then make 4 small glasses.