The spirit in this cocktail is Batch’s Hop Vodka (which is a collaboration between their Head Distiller and Northern Whisper Brewing Co).
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:
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!)
- Place ice into a large jug.
- Pour the Hop Vodka, tomato juice and lemon juice over the ice.
- Add the Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces.
- Add the salt and pepper.
- Add ice to glasses.
- Strain into a glass.
- Garnish with celery.
Our recommendation: Enjoy this as a breakfast drink (when the opportunity presents itself)!