Get set for a boozy brunch - The Bloody Mary Cocktail
The Bloody Mary is an Icon in the cocktail world, it’s a liquor-soaked nutritional breakfast and hangover cure all rolled into one unmistakeable tomato red package. It’s also one of the few cocktails that is socially acceptable to drink first thing in the morning. Some variations of the Bloody Mary served by restaurants are designed to be a meal as well as a drink and the Bloody Mary has inspired a garnish-based arms race, as restaurants and bars top their drinks with an array of insane garnishes, including ribs, miniature hamburgers, grilled or fried shrimp, kebabs, sandwich wedges, fruit slices, and even sashimi!
There are perhaps more stories about the origin of the Bloody Mary than any other cocktail in history but the one most widely accepted is that a bartender named Fernand “Pete” Petiot, conceived a rudimentary version in the early 1920s while working at the famed Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. The name Bloody Mary is associated with Queen Mary I of England. The tomato juice in the drink is said to represent the bloodshed during her ruthless reign as Queen in the mid-1550s when she was responsible for the executions of many Protestants.
Earthy-tasting tomato juice with a savoury, slightly spicy flavour and a little kick from the Vodka. The Bloody Mary is completely adaptable so adjust the quantities to suit your personal taste; it can be as spicy or mild as you like. This vodka cocktail has endless variations...we suggest you use our recipe as a starting point and experiment, garnish included!
1 dash Lemon Juice
½ tsp Worcestershire Sauce
2-3 drop Tabasco Sauce
Celery stick or Wedge of lime
How to mix
Stirring gently, pour all ingredients into the glass.