Correction Of The Day: There’s Never Too Much Vodka Edition

From The Wall Street Journal:

A Bloody Mary recipe, which accompanied an Off Duty article in some editions on June 8 about the herb lovage, called for 12 ounces of vodka and 36 ounces of tomato juice. The recipe as printed incorrectly reversed the amounts, calling for 36 ounces of vodka and 12 ounces of tomato juice.

Why was a correction necessary?

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  1. PogueMahone says:

    You mean I’ve been making it wrong all these years?

    Well I’ll be damned.


  2. John Peabody says:

    I thought it might have been a Roger Ailes thing.

  3. Ben Wolf says:

    So long as the vodka is Christiania either recipe is fine.

  4. McGehee says:

    The correction was needed because it said “vodka” in place of “Scotch” and “tomato juice” in place of “more Scotch.”