The Bloody Mary Cocktail is one of the most famous and most consumable cocktail in the world. It is great pick-me-up and anti-hang-over remedy. The key of this mix is a sauce. Two old and famous sauce – the Tabasco and the Worcestershire make Bloody Mary Bloody Mary.
Bloody Mary Cocktail has interesting and so unklear story. The common version say that this cocktail was invented in Paris Harry`s American Bar by Fernand “Pete” Petiot in 1920-s. Some people suggest that first cocktail with tomato juice and vodka was prepared by George Jessel but Petiot only improved this drink. Interesting article about this problem you may read at the great blog – Bourbon George (Thinking Bartender, or George Sinclair).
The original garnish of the Bloody Mary Cocktail with selery stalk also has own unclear story. This garnish was incidentally invented by unknown quest of Pump Room Bar, Ambassador Hotel, Chicago under 1960-s.
For my first real Bloody Mary Cocktail I use recipe from one of my favorite cocktail book – The Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff:
45 ml vodka
2 dash Worcestershire sauce
4 dash Tabasco sauce
pinch of salt
pinch of freshly ground black pepper
15 ml fresh lemon juice
120 ml tomato juice
Add all ingrdients of mixing glass. Add ice and than rolling mixture. Pour into highball glass with several ice-cubes. Garnish with selery stalk as swizzle-stick (optional) and lemon or lime wedge.
The amount of the Tabasco sauce is very variable. My choice is about two dash of Tabasco for my Bloody Mary Cocktail. Also I prefer to decrease amount of Worcestershire sauce to 1 dash.
The Bloody Mary Cocktail has delicious spicy taste. It is awesome drink and it is very nutritious. Great choice for supper.
Next we explore Russian variation of Bloody Mary Cocktail – the Bloody Mary Shooter.
Bloody Mary Shooter
30 ml vodka
30 ml spicy tomato mix
Pour first tomato mix and than layer vodka into shooter glass with spicy rim.
To make spicy tomato mix you should mix tomato juice, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, freshly ground black pepper, optional – horseradish, while olives or whatever else you like to put in your Bloody Mary.
For spicy rim you should make mix with teaspoon of salt, dash of freshly ground black pepper, ground red pepper and pinch of celery seeds or caraway seeds. Then moisture the rim of the shooter glass with a lime or lemon wedge and dip it into the mix.
Actually this shooter is great way of drink vodka. This cocktail has awesome look and very balanced taste of strength vodka and sweet and spicy tomato mix.
And finally we explore one of the modern version of canonical Bloody Mary Cocktail – the Inside Out Bloody Mary – martini style cocktail created by Kim Haasarud (founder of the Liquid Architecture and author of several book about cocktails – “101 … (Margaritas, Martinis, Sangrias etc.)”)
Inside Out Bloody Mary
3 to 4 spicy Mary cube
60 ml pepper (or citrus) vodka
dash lemon juice
Shake vodka and juice. Straint into cocktail glass with spicy mary cubes. Garnish with small celery stalk, speared red chile pepper (optional).
To make spicy Mary cubes pour the spicy tomato mix into ice trays. Place the trays in the freezer and let sit until cubes are frozen.
The Inside Out Bloody Mary Cocktail has strong and spicy taste of vodka. After melting of spicy cubes its taste is so similar to original Bloody Mary Cocktail.