Tipple of the month: Hop Vodka Bloody Mary

//Tipple of the month: Hop Vodka Bloody Mary

Tipple of the month: Hop Vodka Bloody Mary

We usually share our ‘gin of the month’ review on our blog…but we’ve gone off-piste this month to share our thoughts on the delicious Hop Vodka Bloody Mary cocktail – as detailed on the Batch Brew website.

The spirit in this cocktail is Batch’s Hop Vodka (which is a collaboration between their Head Distiller and Northern Whisper Brewing Co).

They have blended an unusual combination of Sorachi Ace hops with botanicals such as dill, orange and lemongrass. Distilled with the Sorachi flavours in mind, this is a savoury, citrus spirit (you know about our penchant for citrusy flavours). This results in a unique profile, with unusual flavours which work perfectly in this Bloody Mary twist.

Rumoured to be a hangover cure, and good for a cold (unlikely…but positive thinking), the cocktail is said to have been created in the 1920s when Fernand Petiot, an American bartender at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, mixed up equal parts of tomato juice and vodka. He had no idea that his concoction would become world famous when he agreed with the guy in the bar who suggested he call the drink “Bloody Mary.”

The Bloody Mary is a classic cocktail with many variations…but this recipe is the best we’ve tasted! As much as we love a G&T, the salty, spicy taste of this cocktail offers a refreshing change – and the botanicals in Batch’s vodka really add something special.

To make the cocktail:

100ml Hop Vodka
500ml tomato juice
1tbsp lemon juice
A few shakes of Worcestershire sauce
A few shakes of Tabasco sauce (or more to taste)
Pinch of celery salt
Pinch of black pepper
Celery sticks to garnish (certainly not to eat – yuck!)
  1. Place ice into a large jug.
  2. Pour the Hop Vodka, tomato juice and lemon juice over the ice.
  3. Add the Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces.
  4. Add the salt and pepper.
  5. Stir.
  6. Add ice to glasses.
  7. Strain into a glass.
  8. Garnish with celery.
  9. Enjoy.

Our recommendation: Enjoy this as a breakfast drink (when the opportunity presents itself)!

Credit: The recipe and some of the information for this article came from the Batch Brewery website.
Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with Batch Brewery and are providing this review as keen – but by no means official/professional – Bloody Mary drinkers!
2018-10-22T08:59:41+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Latest News|