Introducing the classic and captivating cocktail that has earned a place of honour among brunch menus and cocktail enthusiasts worldwide: the Bloody Mary. With its vibrant colour, tangy flavours, and a touch of heat, this iconic drink is the perfect balance between refreshment and savoury indulgence. Whether you’re seeking a revitalizing morning pick-me-up or a sophisticated party beverage, the Bloody Mary has you covered.
Originating in the early 20th century, the Bloody Mary has evolved into a beloved staple in the cocktail repertoire. Its precise origins are somewhat shrouded in mystery, with various stories and theories surrounding its creation. However, one thing is certain: this concoction brings together a harmonious blend of vodka, tomato juice, and an array of zesty and savoury ingredients to create a taste sensation like no other.
Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a curious beginner, this recipe is your gateway to crafting a perfect Bloody Mary. It’s time to embrace the vibrant colors, the tangy flavors, and the delightful garnishes that make this drink a timeless classic. So grab your shaker, gather your ingredients, and get ready to embark on a journey of tantalizing taste and liquid artistry with the one and only Bloody Mary. Cheers to savouring life’s flavourful moments!
Here’s a recipe for a classic Bloody Mary cocktail:
2 ounces (60 ml) vodka
4 ounces (120 ml) tomato juice
1/2 ounce (15 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 to 5 dashes hot sauce like Weymouth 51 Rockfish Oyster drizzle
Pinch of celery salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of smoked paprika (optional, for extra flavour)
Hawaiian Pepper Water (optional, but essential for outstanding flavour)
Garnish options: Celery stalk, lemon wedge, cherry tomato, olives, pickles, bacon, etc.
Fill a tall glass or a highball glass with ice cubes.
Pour the vodka over the ice.
Add the tomato juice and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, celery salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika (if desired) to the glass.
Using a cocktail spoon or a long stirring stick, gently stir the ingredients together for about 10 seconds to mix well.
Taste the mixture and adjust the seasonings to your liking. Add more hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or spices if desired.
Finally to season the drink and take it to a new dimension add our Hawaiian Pepper water. It will be the best Bloody Mary you have ever tasted
Take a celery stalk (or any garnish of your choice) and run it along the rim of the glass to moisten it.
Dip the moistened rim into a small plate containing celery salt or a salt and pepper mixture to create a rim garnish.
Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared glass, avoiding disturbing the rim garnish.
Garnish the Bloody Mary with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, cherry tomato, olives, pickles, bacon, or any combination of these.
Optionally, add a straw and give the drink one final gentle stir before serving.
Enjoy your refreshing and flavourful Bloody Mary! Remember, you can customize the ingredients and garnishes based on your personal preferences. Cheers!