Bloody Mary

This classic brunch favourite, made famous by a young, Parisian bartender in the 1920s, packs a spicy kick and is a great ‘hair of the dog’ remedy for a hangover.


  • 200ml tomato juice
  • 50ml vodka
  • 2 tbsp sherry
  • Pinch of celery salt
  • Worcestershire sauce, to taste
  • Tabasco, to taste
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Celery sticks and lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Pop some ice into a tall glass and pour in the tomato juice, vodka and sherry.
  2. Stir in the celery salt using a long-handled spoon, then season to taste with the Worcestershire sauce, tobasco and lemon juice.
  3. Serve with the celery stalks, lemon wedges and couple of grinds of fresh black pepper.

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