The Drunken Tomato – Bloody Mary
How a 1920’s bartender turned the cocktail game on its head
Back in the 1920s American bartender at “Harry’s New York Bar” in Paris mixed up equal parts of tomato juice and vodka. The drink reminded him of the Bucket of Blood Club in Chicago, and a girl he knew called Mary. This shaped the name “Bloody Mary”. Little did he know it would become a world famous drink.
The two critical ingredients, vodka and tomato juice are relatively simple. However, the drink usually never consists out of these two ingredients only. There are many ingredients that can be added such as salt, pepper, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, citrus juice and many more.
Our recipe at Pretty Boy:
Tomato juice 100ml
Lemon Juice 30ml
Worcestershire sauce 10 ml
Tabasco Dash (Depending of rating of 1-10)
Salt and Pepper
The cocktail is also known as a cure for hangovers due to the combination of the heavy vegetable base, which settles the stomach, salt, to replenish lost electrolytes, and alcohol to relieve head and body aches. However, it is delicious and revives and refreshes your power.
Bloody Mary’s count as a vegetable, right?