Enjoy this classic Bloody Mary Recipe and see that I have also included a number of variations of this popular beverage below ("Virgin Mary," a "Bloody Shame," or a "Bloody Virgin"). Just leave out the vodka.
A "Bloody Mary" is sometimes thought to have been named after Queen Mary I of England.
But from the reading I have done I think
a New York bartender named Petiot may have developed the drink in the 1920's or 1930 and named it after a girl (Mary) that he knew from the "Bucket of Blood
Club" in Chicago.
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Makes one cocktail.
Option: Prepared horseradish to taste. J
Variations of the Classic Bloody Mary
"Virgin Mary," a "Bloody Shame," or a "Bloody Virgin" ...just leave out the vodka.
Use the same recipe but substitute tequila for the vodka and the drink is called a "Bloody Maria."
Use Clamato juice instead of tomato juice and it is usually called a "Caesar" or a "Bloody Caesar."
Substitute V-8 juice for the tomato juice - or use half of each and you have a "Bloody Eight" or "Eight Ball."
Use a Mexican beer instead of the vodka and you have created a "Michelada."
Sub in beef bouillon instead of tomato juice and you have a "Bullshot".
Use sake instead of vodka and it is known as a "Bloody Geisha."
Enjoy your Bloody Mary and the company of those you share it with! - Donna
Did you know? The Bloody Mary is mostly a morning drink because it was originally made to cure hangovers.