Cocktail "Bloody Mary"

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Cocktail "Bloody Mary"

"Bloody Mary" - one of the most famous and popular cocktails these days. It is served in almost every bar, and for sure everyone at least once heard of it.

How did Bloody Mary win her popularity? Could it be the simplicity of cooking or the legend of its origin?

Bloody Mary: history.

Legends about the origin of the cocktail Bloody Mary is huge, but here is the most popular of them:

It is commonly believed that the first to mix BloodyMary was the barman Ferdinand Petit over 80 years ago (circa 1920-1925). And initially the cocktail was called Red Snapper (Bloody Lucian), but either one of the friends of the bartender, or one of the bar attendants gave the cocktail the name Bloody Mary and it has come down to our days.

There is also a legend that the cocktail is so named after Maria Tudor (Maria the First, she is also the queen of England) who went down in history as a very bloodthirsty man.

There is also a legend that in Chicagothere was a bar called "The Bucket of Blood" and one of its visitors named Mary was very fond of ordering this cocktail, under the influence of these two factors it got its name Bloody Mary.

Still there is a version that the cocktail Bloody Mary was invented by someone from the Russians, since vodka is considered a national Russian drink.

Bloody Mary: prescription.

How to cook Bloody Mary? Preparing this legendary cocktail is quite simple.

It includes:

  • Vodka in the proportion of 3/10
  • Tomato juice in a 6/10 ratio
  • Lemon juice in the proportion of 1/10 (half a teaspoon)

Also added are:

  • Tabasco Sauce (about 6 drops)
  • Worcestershire sauce (about 5 ml)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste

The Bloody Mary cocktail is served as follows:

First you need to prepare glasses. For this, two saucers are taken. One of them pours lime juice or brine, another pours large salt. The edge of the glass is dipped first in a saucer with liquid, then in a saucer with salt. Later we must give the glass to dry.

A cocktail is usually served with three ice cubes.

Today there are many variationscooking this legendary cocktail: with the addition of sake (Japanese Mary), with the addition of rum (Cuban Mary), someone adds cocktail tequila, and someone even ketchup.

In general, you can cook Mary to your taste.

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