Cocktails are great to surprise your guests. Or as a finishing touch for a special dinner. And today we are going to see one of the most popular cocktails, made with tomato juice: The Bloody Mary cocktail recipe.
The Bloody Mary is an internationally famous cocktail. Perfect to drink at any time (without wanting to encourage alcoholism, of course), both mid-morning for its refreshing taste with tomato juice, and mid-afternoon sitting on a terrace.
Origin of the Bloody Mary
Although it is not known exactly how this delicious tomato juice cocktail was born, one of the most widespread theories tells that its creator was Fernand Petiot, who made it for the first time in Paris in 1921.
Petiot began mixing vodka with tomato juice, while the customers who watched him laughed and invented increasingly bloody names, due to the color of the cocktail, until finally someone came up with the name by which we know it today.
The base of our cocktail, the tomato juice.
Besides being delicious, its main ingredient is tomato juice, which is rich in vitamins and minerals. It provides vitamin C, which acts as a natural antioxidant, and also contains vitamin A, K, iron and potassium.
You probably didn’t know that the vitamin A in tomatoes protects our eyes from degenerative diseases.
But don’t forget that it also contains alcohol! So do not abuse it and drink it only on special occasions.
Bloody Mary cocktail recipe
Bloody Mary cocktail recipe
- 2/3 Cup Tomato juice
- 1/4 Cup Vodka
- 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
- 2-3 drops Perrins sauce
- 1-2 drops tabasco (depending on how spicy you want it)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1-2 celery sticks
- For this cocktail a cocktail shaker is not necessary, since we will mix it gently with a spoon, nothing to shake it abruptly. You can use a large pitcher or glass, to mix it comfortably, like the one in the image.
- In a mixing glass add the ice (about 3/4 of the capacity of our mixing glass). Add the vodka and tomato juice and mix lightly with a spoon.Squeeze the lemon juice (being careful not to get the seeds), add a few drops of Perrins sauce, salt and pepper.2/3 Cup Tomato juice, 1/4 Cup Vodka, 2 Tbsp Lemon juice, 2-3 drops Perrins sauce, 1 pinch salt, Pepper, Ice
- To finish our Bloody Mary, add the Tabasco (try not to overdo it, because if it is too spicy, you will not be able to rectify), and continue stirring lightly with the spoon.Before serving be sure to taste it, in case you have to correct the salt or if you want it a little spicier.To finish our cocktail, serve your Bloody Mary in tall glasses, without pouring the ice, garnish with the slice of lemon and a sprig of celery.1-2 drops tabasco, 1-2 celery sticks
We take the glass and moisten the rim with lime juice, then we will put the rim of the glass on a plate in which we have previously added a little coarse salt, so that it sticks to the rim of the glass. We can also add a slice of lime on the rim of the glass. Once served in the glass, I like to add a little more pepper on top, as decoration.
NOTE: If you want to show off with this cocktail in a family reunion or with friends, do not skimp on the quality of the tomato juice or vodka, as it will greatly improve our cocktail to use good ingredients.
Curiosities of Bloody Mary
The name of this cocktail comes from the nickname by which Queen Mary I of England, Mary Tudor (who undertook a strong repression against all those opposed to the reinstatement of Catholicism) was known. She condemned 273 people to be burned at the stake, hence this nickname.
Do you know that there is also an urban legend with this name?
I am not going to reproduce it here because I am very squeamish, but I encourage you to look it up on the net, I will only tell you that it has to do with mirrors and with someone unknown, with a look of few friends. I’m sure he hasn’t tasted a good Bloody Mary.
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