The Bloody Mary is perhaps the world's most complex cocktail. While I have my own favored recipe below (your mileage may vary), it should always be made to order to the specific spicy vs savory preference of the potential drinker.
Many people take this drink as their "hair of the dog". Medical professionals will tell you that the only true ways to cure a hangover are:
- Avoid them
- Water, rest, and electrolytes
As far as the name goes, the most popularly accepted origin is that it is in honor (dishonor?) of Queen Mary I of England, who had almost 300 religious dissenters executed during her reign.
Maybe it should be called a Hottie Mary. Rawr!
Legend has it that if you say her name to a mirror three times in a darkened room, then turn on the lights, you'll get a surprise.
Pictured above: Surprise!
2 oz Absolut Peppar Vodka
4 oz Tomato Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
4 dashes Frank's RedHot Sauce
Fill highball (or regular 12 oz drinking glass) 3/4 with ice, set to the side
In a mixing glass add all of the liquids
Pour into the glass with ice
Ganish with celery sticks and a lemon wedge