Bloody Mary

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While the origins of the Bloody Mary are not 100% clear, the Bloody Mary as we know it was ‘created’ by Fernand Petiot at Harry New York Bar Paris in 1921. Sure, folks were already making a drink of 50/50 Vodka and Tomato Juice, but Petoit, added a the spice factor.  When Vodka started to gain popularity in the 1950s the Bloody Mary really took off. 

The Bloody Mary has become a Sunday morning tradition, sometimes replacing the morning meal entirely. Tomato Juice and a piece of celery make a very nice breakfast than you very much. It has also taken it’s place as a hang over helper, Hair of the Dog, ya know. Well not really, the only real hangover cure is hydration and rest.

There are more Bloody Mary recipes than one can count. Who doesn’t have their special mix?  Let us know if the comment how you put your personal twist on the classic Bloody Mary.


  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • ¼ oz lemon juice
  • 2 drops Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 drops Tabasco hot sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fill with tomato juice


Combine in a collins or bucket glass filled with ice. Stir well. Garnish with a lime squeeze, and celery stick, olive, marinated string bean, or kosher pickle.

This Bloody Mary from O’Davey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is a complete meal.  The Extreme Bloody Mary, “is topped with an extensive beer chaser consisting of pop corn, bacon, peanuts, beans, sausage, pretzel, sliders, a pickle and (this is Wisconsin after all) a cracker and cheese curd. Plus a Brewers flag”.


Photo Gitte Laasby / Journal Sentinel

h/t Boing Boing 


  1. by 5 Classic Low-Cal Cocktails « this is her story, September 14th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    […] Bloody Mary (123 cal) — A great drink to start off Sunday Fundays or for brunch with the parents after a long night out with the team. Plus you get some of those vegetables you are supposed to have daily (or wait, is a tomato a fruit?) And if you’re not a tomato fan, a Bellini will work as well. 1.5 oz of your favorite vodka (recommended: Grey Goose) .25 oz lemon juice 2 drops Worcestershire sauce 2 drops Tabasco sauce Add salt & pepper to your liking Fill with Tomato Juice Usually garnished with celery […]

  2. by Bwittelsberger, November 14th, 2011 at 10:21 am


  3. by Jamie, April 10th, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Awesome write-up! I’ve always liked Blooody Mary mixes. Speaking of which, my fave of all is LAVA Bloody Mary Mix ( made with non-gmo San Marzano tomatoes. Just add my Goose and I’m good to go!

  4. by Jamie, April 19th, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    sounds good. Been a fan of Blood Marys for a long time. Recently, I tried
    LAVA Bloody Mary mix ( and it’s sooo good. Perfect
    spiciness too imho and love that they use non-gmo tomatoes. You should try it
    too lol 😀