Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is a cocktail made with vodka, tomato juice, and various seasonings, often served with a celery stalk garnish. It is a classic brunch drink and known for its savory and spicy taste.

Bloody Mary recipe

  • 4.5 cl (3 parts) vodka
  • 9 cl (6 parts) Tomato juice
  • 1.5 cl (1 part) Lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Black pepper

Stirring gently, pour all ingredients into highball glass. Garnish.

Directions for how to make the Bloody Mary

  1. Fill a Highball glass with ice
  2. Pour 4.5 cl (3 parts) vodka into the glass
  3. Pour 9 cl (6 parts) Tomato juice into the glass
  4. Add 1.5 cl (1 part) Lemon juice into the glass
  5. Add 2 to 3 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  6. Add a few drops of Tabasco sauce, or to taste
  7. Sprinkle Celery salt into the glass
  8. Grind some black pepper onto the mix
  9. Gently stir all the ingredients together in the glass
  10. Garnish with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, or whichever garnish you prefer.

Tips for how to make the perfect Bloody Mary

  • Use high-quality tomato juice: The tomato juice is the main ingredient in a Bloody Mary, so make sure to use a good quality one. Look for a tomato juice with no added sugar, salt or preservatives.

  • Add a kick of spice: A Bloody Mary should have just the right amount of spice to give it a little kick. Adding a few dashes of hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch of celery salt can give it the perfect amount of heat.

  • Choose your preferred vodka: A top-quality vodka can make all the difference in a good Bloody Mary. Experiment with different types of vodka to find the perfect one for your taste.

  • Enhance the flavors with fresh ingredients: Include fresh ingredients such as lemon juice, horseradish, and celery to add some depth to your Bloody Mary.

  • Don’t skimp on garnishes: The garnishes make the Bloody Mary look appealing, so don’t be afraid to go all out. Popular garnishes include celery stalks, olives, bacon, and even a shrimp or two.

  • Serve chilled: A Bloody Mary should be served cold, so make sure to chill all the ingredients beforehand. Serve over ice in a tall glass for the perfect finish.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Bloody Mary

There are many delicious non-alcoholic alternatives to the classic Bloody Mary. Here are three:

  1. Virgin Mary: This is a non-alcoholic version of the classic Bloody Mary. To make it, simply use tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and celery. Some people also add a splash of lemon juice to brighten the flavors.

  2. Cucumber Cooler: This cooling drink combines cucumber juice, lime juice, celery bitters, and soda water for a refreshing, hydrating beverage that’s perfect for hot summer days.

  3. Spicy Ginger Beer: This drink is perfect for those who love spicy flavors. Simply mix together ginger beer, lime juice, and a splash of hot sauce for a spicy, tangy drink that’s sure to please. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Bloody Mary fun facts

  1. The origin of the name “Bloody Mary” remains disputed, with some theories suggesting it was named after Queen Mary I of England, while others say it was named after a waitress or a Hollywood starlet.
  2. The Bloody Mary is often touted as a cure for hangovers, thanks to its combination of tomato juice, spices, and alcohol.
  3. The Guinness World Record for the tallest Bloody Mary ever made was set in 2011, when bartenders in Alberta, Canada created a 5.5-meter tall version of the drink.
  4. The International Bartenders Association has a specific recipe for the classic Bloody Mary, which includes vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and celery.
  5. Some bars and restaurants have taken the Bloody Mary to a whole new level, garnishing their drinks with everything from bacon and beef jerky to octopus tentacles and entire meals like burgers and chicken wings.