Classic Bloody Mary

Ah the universal hangover cure - the healthiest way to implement 'hair-of-the-dog' and get some life affirming nutrients in the process. But bloody mary isn't just good for after, she's good for the night before too...

The ingredients

The drink:

-90 ml tomato juice
-45 ml vodka (it's worth using the best you can get)
-3 drops Worcestershire sauce
-3 drops Tobasco sauce (add more for that extra kick)
-Pitch of salt
-Pinch of black pepper
-Few drops fresh lemon juice
-Few drops fresh lime juice
-Ice

Garnish:

-Coarse salt (sea salt flakes are recommended)
-Celery stick
-Wedge of lime (or lemon)

The method


Whenever I think of Bloody Marys I always picture rich middle-aged women drinking it at a country club Sunday brunchen.

This is just a simple Bloody Mary recipe without any twists of my own. I just thought I'd share with those who haven't had the opportunity mix one up themselves.

   1.      In a shaker filled with a couple cubes of ice, combine all ingredients and shake well.
   2.      Slice a wedge of lime (or lemon) and run it along the rim of your serving glass to wet it.
   3.      Dip the rim of the glass in a plate of coarse salt, making sure the wetted part of the rim is completely covered.
   4.      Drain mixture without ice into glass, garnish with celery and wedge of lime.
   5.      Serve immediately~

You don't have to be a rich middle-aged women belonging to a country club to enjoy this drink. Heck, I drink it on my livingroom couch watching tv on a sunday afternoon...

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  • samala says
    Mmm, the Bloody Mary, theres been many a sunday morning when Iv been sipping away at one of these. If you want an extra kick, my brother adds a few drops of Peri Peri sauce, so yummy!
  • DawnBreaker says
    I've had a few Bloody Marys on my trips overseas. Although they don't have all the ingredients at hand on the plane (salt, lemon juice, etc), they don't do too bad a job. All it takes is one heavy handed flight attendant though and you get a very spicy helping of tobasco. I have to say, too much can ruin it.
  • Moz za says
    It's like a salad in a glass!!!
  • Ebby says
    A adore bloody mary's ! So good! You don't feel guilty when drinking it too cos it's half healthy!
    • KH says
      That almost makes me wish I liked this. A half healthy cocktail! That does sound good!
    • coco says
      I do love these
    • Anna says
      ive never had one... but it is a classic... must try it one day!!
    • KH says
      I'm afraid these just don't do it for me. Still not a fan of tomato juice in cocktails!
    • Anna says
      im just not sure about tomatoe juice(full stop) but like ts one of those classics.. maybe worth a try one day... just to try...
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