Cocktail Recipe: Bloody Mary2012 Dec 27 | Written by: Zye Angiwan | Tags: Cocktails, Drinks
Cocktail Recipe: Bloody Mary, Did you know this? The practice of using a celery stick to garnish a Bloody Mary began in the 1960’s when a celebrity who did not have a swizzle stick grabbed a celery stick from the relish tray to stir his drink with instead.
A mixture of ingredients unlikely to be found in a cocktail have made this bright red drink very popular with bartenders, hence the numerous trademarked versions of the drink around the world.
Fresh Tomato Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary is called the “world's most complex cocktail” because of its unique blend of flavours – it covers almost all of the basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, savoury). Long rumoured to be a cure for hangovers, the Bloody Mary is a staple of brunch menus everywhere.
- 165 g ripe tomatoes, chilled and coarsely chopped
- 30 ml vodka
- 1 small celery stalk, minced
- 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ tsp hot sauce
- ¼ tsp tomato paste
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ½ small fresh hot chilli, deseeded and chopped
- 250 g ice (or enough to fill the serving glass)
- 1-2 celery sticks
- Put the tomatoes, vodka, tomato paste, chilli, celery and kosher salt into a blender.
- Add ice and puree until smooth.
- Strain using a fine-mesh sieve for a smoother texture.
- Add lemon juice, hot sauce and salt.
- Garnish with celery sticks and serve.