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How To Make A Bloody Mary

Vodka, tomato, spices and citrus

Spicy and uplifting

An ultimate brunch accompaniment, Bloody Mary recipes are made to be tampered with, up the spice, grate some ginger or pour in some honey as you like

Bloody Marys are the most personal cocktail recipe out there, from additions such as ginger, honey, sherry, horseradish, smoked paprika and yellow bell peppers being used, to the level of spiciness and garnish choice, everyone has a preferred ratio and mix.

The below is a classic, modern recipe intended to be used as a base. With a long and complex history, including gin variations there are many debates over who deserves credit for this restorative cocktail. We do know that a form of spiced tomato juice and vodka has been around since the 1920s and called a Bloody Mary since the 1940s. Perfect for long brunches and lazy Sundays, this cocktail is one of the few that works just as well in a virgin form.

Make it at home:

Prep Time: 3 minutes   |   Serves: 1   |  Skill: Easy

60ml vodka   |   150ml tomato juice   |   20ml fresh lemon juice   |   6 dashes Worcestershire sauce   |   2 dashes Tabasco sauce   |   1 pinch black pepper   |   1 pinch salt   |   1 celery stick   |   1 lemon wedge   |   1 gherkin   |   Cubed ice to serve

Boston glass

1. Add the vodka, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large glass
2. Fill with ice
3. Add in the tomato juice, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce
4. Stir the liquid to thoroughly mix the spices
5. Garnish with a celery stick, gherkins and lemon wedge