I have had many a Bloody Mary, but had never tried pepper & celery seed with the rimmer salt. It was PRIMO !!
Left out the pickle juice because it just seemed wrong...lol. BUT, I have another suggestion for the rim of the glass. Try Old Bay seasoning. It's AMAZING
Forget the pre-made mix, use a good quality tomato juice. Add your own worchestire, lime juice too taste. FORGET THE HORSERADISH let people add their own. Adding it early to the mix ruins it.
Wow, that's easy! Why didn't I think of using bottled Bloody Mary mix?