Just seeing if people have opinions on this. It's a potentially complex enough recipe that I'd imagine there's some variations on the theme.
For the record, I don't have an opinion on this yet -- I'm a cocktail aficionado, but many years ago I tried spicy V8, hated it, and associated it strongly with Bloody Marys as that's the way my grandmother made them! Since then I've grown to like both spicy food and tomatoes, so I'm looking to give one a try... but I'd like to try a *good* one, so I can be reasonably sure that if I still don't like it, it's not because it was prepared badly. :)