How to Make the Perfect Bloody Mary

Commonly served in a highball glass, the Bloody Mary is one of the most popular vodka drinks today. The Bloody Mary is a frequent cocktail served at special breakfast and lunch occasions. Its zest and jolt are welcomed and desired among all types of people from all walks of life. It is widely known as a hangover cure, but this is due to the high content of vitamin C in the tomato juice. Actually, the tomato juice in the Bloody Mary is the reason why they are known not to cause bad hangovers at all. This is another reason to love this cocktail. Read on to find out how to make the perfect Bloody Mary.

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How to Make the Perfect Bloody Mary

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History Behind the Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is said to be named after Queen Mary Tutor, a woman who ruled England for a short while in the fifteenth century. Queen Tutor’s nickname was “Bloody Mary” because of her violent and insatiable persecution of prostitutes.

The Technique of Making a Bloody Mary

Today there are many different variations of the Bloody Mary. This is the perfect cocktail to put an individual twist and signature on when entertaining guests. Experiment with different ingredients and spices to make the Bloody Mary an original creation.

Where to Buy a Highball Glass

Presentation is everything. Regardless of what drink you serve in your highball glass, it's going to look great. You can find vintage highball glasses on Etsy. I like this one. You can also find a reasonably priced set here


     Tomato juice
     Tabasco sauce
     Lemon juice
     Salt and pepper
     Lemon or lime
     Celery stick
     Cocktail shaker
     Highball glass
**a personalized cocktail shaker makes a great gift!

How to Make the Perfect Bloody Mary


1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes and set it aside on the bar counter. Also, fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
2. Combine 1 ½ ounce of vodka, 4 ounces of tomato juice, ½ teaspoon of horseradish, 3 drops of tobacco sauce, and a squeeze of a lemon slice in the cocktail shaker and shake well.
3. Strain all of the ingredients into the ice-filled highball glass and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Decorate the Bloody Mary cocktail with a lime or a lemon and a celery stick. Shake a little coarse black pepper on the top and serve.

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Different Variations of the Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary cocktail is just right for summer pool parties and cookouts. They are great to have set up around the outdoor bar area. Experiment with different vegetables such as avocados and green olives. Also, try wasabi instead of horseradish for a different kind of kick.

When it comes to Bloody Mary cocktails, the possibilities are almost endless. The only way to make this beverage an original is to practice and experiment until a perfect match is made. The staple ingredients are vodka and tomato juice. The spices, fruits, and vegetables can be altered, mixed, and matched to accommodate different occasions and personalities. Remember, there are no rules when the creative mind works. Have fun with it, and enjoy the process.

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