Two Bloody Mary recipes that will wake up your tastebuds

A Bloody Mary cocktail is so easy to make, but can disappoint if the bar staff don’t  add or have those extra twist, shake and spicy ingredients.  Below is the Classic Bloody Mary and if you’re feeling adventurous you can try your hand at the impressive ‘Mary & The Soldiers’, invented by  Marco Piroli’s  of the LAB Bar, Soho, London. 

Wake up your tastebuds with the classic Bloody Mary

Highball glass or any decent sized Glass
50ml of Vodka (chilled vodka)
Celery Salt (couple of shakes)
Black Pepper (pinch or twist)
3 drops of Tabasco Pepper Sauce (more if you want it really  hot)
Stick of celery
Bottle, Can or Carton of Chilled Tomato Juice
Dash of Fino Sherry
7 shakes of Worcestershire Sauce
Squeeze of Lemon

Fill the glass half full with ice, pour over the vodka, and fill up with the chilled tomato juice,  add the 3 drops of Tabasco Pepper Sauce (more if you like it really hot), 5 shakes of Worcestershire Sauce, a dash of Fino Sherry and a squeeze of lemon. Give it a stir. Now season with couple of shakes of the celery salt and a twist of the black pepper and garnish with the stick of celery. Enjoy 

Or if you are feeling adventurous –  you can try the  ‘Mary & The Soldiers’  Marco Piroli’s Award Winning Alternative Bloody Mary Recipe.

30ml garlic infused vodka
15ml punt e mes (Italian dark brown vermouth)
15ml lemon juice
125ml tomato juice
Pinch of black pepper, celery salt and sugar
7 drops of Tabasco® Pepper Sauce
1tsp balsamic vinegar

Combine all the ingredients in a tin roll it with ice and strain in a highball glass, garnish it with a Bovril celery salt, and a chilli flakes rim, boiled quails egg and soldier.  Enjoy

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Jif Lemon Natural Strength Lemon Juice
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