Bloody Mary Cocktail

Nothing comes close to curing a hangover or getting you warm on a cold winter day than the spicy tomato flavor of a Bloody Mary. It consists of so many ingredients, that it’s almost a drink and meal combined in to one. It can be made in a variety of ways from very spicy and mild and fruity. Some switch out the liquor, or skip it all together, depending on the situation. It is one of those drinks you can completely adapt to your own personal taste

The Bloody Mary has evolved through the years and today the Internet contains more than 6,500 different recipes. One of them describes that raw egg yolks are a part of the original recipe – yaiks - it is not as far as we know. New ingredients have taken this drink to its extreme, as for instance bacon vodka, which became available in the United states a few years ago.

The main ingredient, like most other cocktails, are vodka, however from here on everything is pretty unique. How many cocktails do you know that use celery stalk as a garnishing? And in how many cocktails do you use Worcester sauce? We only know and few and with a Bloody Mary you are assured a taste experience beyond compare. Naturally, we recommend that you do not compromise when you make your cocktail, which is why we would recommend using a mid to high range vodka with a very clean taste. This could be the Grey Goose Pure.

When it comes to choosing a hot sauce we recommend Tabasco, but feel free to experiment with different brands, intensities and flavors. One important thing you must remember when making any spicy cocktail, is that it is better to start with less and then add slowly to fit your taste. There is no turning back once you have too much spice and it can easily ruin an otherwise great cocktail.


Ingredients

  • 3.00 cl Vodka
  • 9.00 cl Tomato juice
  • 1.00 cl Lemon juice
  • 1.00 cl Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1.00cl Tabasco (Varies on how spicy you want it)
  • Salt & Pepper (+Celery salt if you have)
  • Celery stalk
  • Highball glass


Method

  1. Rub the lemon to get extra flavor before cutting it in wedges.
  2. Rim the glass with the lemon wedge.
  3. Turn the glass and press it on a plate with celery salt (Normal salt will do)
  4. Put the glass aside and get your mixing glass and add the lemon wedges.
  5. Add the Worcestershire Sauce
  6. Add the Tabasco, remember you can add more later.
  7. Pour the tomato juice in the glass
  8. Add a dash of salt and pepper.
  9. Add some ice to cool the drink
  10. Stir the drink before pouring it in to serving glass
  11. Enjoy your hangover cure


History

The story behind this dear old cocktail is unclear. Several people claim to be the originator. The famous 21 bar in New York has assigned two people, who claim to have invented the Bloody Mary.

Fernand Petiot is the first one, who claimed to have invented the cocktail in 1921. He worked at what is now known as Harry's New York Bar. The other candidate was Henry Zbikiewicz who was a bartender, and likewise claims to have invented the cocktail back in 1930. These are just two of many who claim to be the inventor of a Bloody Mary.

The name's history is also unknown, and it can be traced back to several different sources. Some believe that Queen Mary the 1st - also known as the "bloody” was the inspiration for the name. Others, that it was the early 20th century celebrity and Hollywood Diva, Mary Pickford. Some have elaborately traced the name back to a waiter named May who worked at a Chicago bar called the "Bucket of Blood". It is nevertheless clear, that no one really knows the true story.

The use of vodka and gin has been discussed far and wide. Some say that when Petiot left Harry's Bar in Paris to go to America and work in King Cole Room at the St. Regis Hotel in New York he was forced to swap out the vodka, which was hard to come by in America at that time for the easier accessible gin. Also, the rich Astor family, which owned the St. Regis, found the name Bloody Mary far too gory and degrading for high class society. So they decided to rename the drink the Red Snapper

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