The Bloody Mary cocktail is one of the most legendary cocktails in the world. It is made with special ingredients that set it apart from other cocktails. The Bloody Mary has already made its mark in several well-known cocktail registers and can be ordered in various cocktail bars. The long drink is repeatedly said to have “legendary” powers. The drink is considered a classic “pick me up” cocktail and is said to have hangover-curing powers.
Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe
- 5 cl vodka
- 1 cl lemon juice
- 2 dashes Tabasco
- 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 12 cl tomato juice
- Celery salt
Step by Step Guide
- Fill a highball glass with ice. Then add lemon juice and spices.
- Add all the other ingredients to the glass and stir with the help of a bar spoon.
- Grain and serve.
First fill a long drink glass with ice cubes. Then add the spices and lemon juice to the glass. After adding the tomato juice, stir the drink well with a bar spoon and serve. The Bloody Mary cocktail can be served very well with a slice of lemon on the rim of the glass or a stick of celery in the glass.
- Long drink glass
- Bar spoon
- Ice cubes
Bloody Mary Flavour Profile
This cocktail is very different from many other cocktails. It tastes spicy and slightly bitter, like tomato, pepper and salt. There is also a slight spiciness. The drink clearly sets itself apart from many other cocktails with its spicy-tart flavour profile. Of course, it’s all a matter of taste, but a Bloody Mary is definitely an alternative to the sweeter cocktails. The Bloody Mary is even more enjoyable and aromatic when prepared with fresh ingredients. For example, you can use tomato juice made from fresh tomatoes and fresh lemon juice. For the final kick, you can add a splash of high-quality olive oil to the glass. Only the Red Snapper Cocktail tastes similar.
If you add salt and pepper to the Bloody Mary Cocktail, we recommend using fresh, coarsely ground spices. On the one hand, they add a pleasant hint of colour to the drink, and on the other, they provide a further brief “taste kick” when swallowed.
Choice of spirits
You don’t like vodka? No problem! Then simply prepare the drink with another spirit. The choice is huge! You can use tequila, whisky, gin or rum, but grappa, mezcal, port, sherry or aquavit can also make a good figure in this recipe. Just try it out for yourself and convince yourself of the special taste.
We always recommend using fresh juices when preparing cocktails. This will make the drinks much more aromatic and taste fresher. If you have the possibility, also use fresh tomato juice. This will make the drink very fruity and aromatic.
There are many different stories about the origin of different cocktails. The origin of the Bloody Mary is thought to be in Paris in 1912. The long drink is said to have been mixed for the first time in a bar called “Harry’s Bar”. At that time, however, without Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. It was only a few years later that the next known cocktail in America was mixed with tomato juice.
In 1927, the Hollywood actor of the time, George Jessel, prepared what was probably the first Bloody Mary Vodka cocktail. After a night of drinking in his favourite bar in Florida, Jessel wanted to mix a drink for his friends and himself. However, he only found a bottle of vodka, Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice and lemon. The resulting mix is the forerunner of the Bloody Mary as we know it today.
After his girlfriend, Mary Brown Warburton, spilled the drink on her white dress she said, “Now you can call me bloody Mary, George!”. The name of the drink was born. The drink quickly spread across America and made its way to New York in 1930. There, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce were added to the recipe. Thus the “Pick me Up” cocktail was born, which we know today as the Bloody Mary. After being mentioned in the film “The girl can’t help it”, the Bloody Mary drink gained its popularity, which continues to this day.
A classic "Pick me Up" cocktail
Pick Me Up Cocktails have a reputation for chasing away the hangover of the night before. They are said to have incredible powers that make even the strongest headaches disappear. To date, there has been no research into why headaches occur after increased alcohol consumption. Alcohol in itself is not said to cause a hangover, rather it is the other accompanying substances.
Acetaldehyde is considered to be the trigger of the hangover. This substance in combination with dyes even intensifies the headache. If you consume very large amounts of alcohol, the side effects increase even more. According to stories, Winston Churchill was able to drink large quantities of cognac without suffering any side effects the next day. The Queen Mum, on the other hand, could not tolerate pure gin very well most of the time. Different people’s bodies can “handle” alcohol differently. Some tolerate alcohol better, others tolerate it worse. Alcohol is by no means healthy.
The Pick Me Up cocktails, such as the Bloody Mary, the Bull Shot, the Fallen Angel or the Prairie Oyster are intended to counteract precisely these “hangover symptoms”. In the process, the body is supplied with new alcohol, which is supposed to drive away the hangover. At least for the time being … Whether this theory is so beneficial to health should be rather doubted.
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What does the Bloody Mary Cocktail taste like?
The Bloody Mary cocktail tastes spicy, like pepper and salt, and also has a slight spicy kick. The flavor of the tomato juice comes out strongly and provides a spicy-aromatic finish.
What is a Bloody Mary?
The Bloody Mary is probably the best-known “anti-hangover” cocktail of all. It is said to have headache-relieving powers. It is preferably drunk the next morning after an extensive party.
How do you make a Bloody Mary?
Fill a long drink glass with ice cubes and add lemon juice and spices. Then add the vodka, tomato juice and all the other ingredients to the glass. Stir everything once with a bar spoon and then enjoy the drink immediately.