The French bartender Fernand Petiot claimed to have invented the Bloody Mary in 1921 at Harry's New York bar, in Paris, but there have been many claims on its origin. According to popular opinion, it was named after Queen Mary Tudor of England, who gained the unofficial title of Queen 'Bloody' Mary whilst trying to re-establish the Catholic Church. Her re-introduction of the Heresey Acts led to the deaths of 283 people, with the majority of the executions being death by fire.
Simple to make, it is a combination of Vodka, tomato juice. lemon juice and spices. It is often used as a hangover cure, as the tomato juice and salt can settle the stomach and replace electrolytes, as well as delivering Vitamins C and B6. We're not saying that there is any evidence to back that up, but it's worth a try.
90ml Tomato Juice
15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
A dash of Tobasco
A pinch of celery salt and black pepper.
A stick of celery
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice, mix well with a barspoon and strain into a chilled hi-ball glass. You can add more or less Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce to your taste and it's a good idea when making for friends to allow them to add their own spice.
Garnish with a stick of celery. If you like a more meaty taste, you can add a strip of streaky bacon.