Ideal for the summer, with or without alcohol, the Bloody Mary is said to have been introduced to and refined in the United States in the early 20th century. The drink’s name is associated with Queen Mary I, who reestablished Roman Catholicism in England, causing many Protestants to be burnt at the stake for heresy and spurring the justly unflattering nickname for herself.

Its teetotaler sister drink is, sensibly enough, the Virgin Mary.

Don’t know about you, but I need a drink after all that!

  • Tomato juice, tall glass of
  • Vodka, 1 1/2 oz (omit if making the mocktail)
  • Pepper, dash of
  • Celery salt, pinch of
  • Worcestershire sauce, good 5-6 dashes of
  • Tabasco sauce, 3-5 dashes of
  • Lemon juice, 1-2 tbsp of
  • Celery stick, 1, to garnish

  1. In a tall glass, add ice cubes and fill with tomato juice
  2. Add all the other ingredients, gradually, adjusting for personal preferences
  3. Pop the celery stick in at the end. Cheers!

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