Bloody Mary is a classic cocktail made of tomato juice, vodka and a touch of heat to bring some veggies into your diet.
For those last days of winter, before the heat comes, just a little hot Bloody Mary drink will warm you up! A drink made largely of vegetables is a tad different. It’s a bit of everything; spices, veggies, vodka… Back in Canada, where I’m from, they do a version with Clamato juice (mildly spicy clam broth and tomato juice) instead of simple tomato juice, they call it Bloody Caesar. Since Clamato isn’t easy to find in Europe where I live… I have to use tomato juice, and spice it up! I’ve also added some celery salt, which I think is an important element to this drink.
Obviously, living in Spain, I add a little ingredient called “Salsa Espinaler” which is basically a vinegar and paprika sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce. Which worked wonders for this drink!
The origin of the drink isn’t clear, but a Parisian bar owner, in 1921, claimed it was his idea… The bloody Mary in the USA is often drunk with ice cubes, while in Canada and France, they omit the ice cubes. It’s got a much thicker consistency than the caesar version because of the lack of ice.
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So here is the recipe for this spicy Bloody Mary.
Holy Bloody Mary
- 50 ml vodka
- 250 ml tomato juice
- 1/4 tsp celery salt (or decorate the glass with it)
- 1/4 black pepper
- 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (or salsa Espinaler)
- 8 drops Tabasco
- 1 lime wedge (squeeze)
- 1 celery stalk
- Add all the ingredients to a glass of your choice.
- Mix it up with the celery stalk.