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The Bloody Mary.
Bartender's hangover cure.

The Bloody Mary has as many variations to it as there are people who mix them. And it's exact origin is somewhat disputed. Fernard Petiot claimed to have invented the drink at the New York Bar in 1921 while working there as a bartender.

The Bloody Mary recipe below is taught by the New York School of Bartending.


  • 1 oz. to 1 1/2 oz. vodka in a highball glass filled with ice.
  • Fill glass with tomato juice
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce
  • 2-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. horseradish (pure, never creamed)
  • Dash or lemon or lime juice

  • May be shaken vigorously or stirred lazily, as desired. (Guess which one you'll want to do with a hangover)

    Garnish with a celery stalk; a skewer of olives, pickles, carrots, mushrooms or other vegetables; or even meat or fish and cheese. Occasionally, pickled asparagus spears or pickeled beans are used.


    Bloody Beer
    Beer, usually a light beer or lager, replacing vodka. Often served with Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, hot sauce, and/or lime.

    Bloody Bishop
    Sherry in equal measure to vodka

    Bloody Cab
    Cabernet Sauvignon replacing/in addition to the vodka.

    Bloody Fairy, Red Fairy
    Absinthe replacing the vodka.

    Bloody Geisha, Bloody Ninja
    Sake replacing vodka.

    Bloody Margaret or Ruddy Mary
    Gin replacing vodka

    Bloody Maria
    Tequila replacing vodka.

    Bloody Maureen
    Guinness replacing vodka.

    Bloody Molly
    Irish whiskey replacing vodka.

    Bloody Murder
    Gin replacing vodka, black vinegar replacing Worcestershire sauce, wasabi sauce replacing horseradish, served with a cherry tomato pierced with a plastic sword stirrer

    Bloody Murray (also known as a Vampiro)
    Tequila replacing vodka or Blurry Murray

    Bloody Pari
    Arak (Aragh-e Sagi) replacing vodka

    Bloody Philip
    Thailand Lao Khao (literally white liquor) 80 proof, rice distilled, replacing vodka in equal measure

    Bloody Pirate, Cubanito
    Dark rum replacing vodka. The latter is commonly found on menus in Havana, Cuba.

    Bloody Sunshine
    Pickle instead of celery, habenero sauce replacing tabasco.

    Bloody Scotsman
    Scotch replacing vodka.

    Brown Mary or Whiskey Mary
    Whiskey replacing the vodka.

    Danish Mary or Bloody Dane
    Akvavit replacing the vodka.

    Michelada Clementina (or simply "Chelada")
    Mexican beer replacing vodka, usually flavored with a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce and Maggi Sauce and Tabasco sauce. Usually made with Clamato (tomato juice with clam juice added). Usually the proportion of beer equals the tomato juice.

    Medical experts agree that there is no strictly "safe" level of alcohol consumption. Find out more facts about alcohol use and heath here.

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    Other Hangover 'remedies'.

    Here's a list of home remedies we've found that supposedly taking care of that massive, pounding hangover. Some are from bartentders, some are just folklore. Some are even billed as natural ways to take care of 'the dog that bit 'ya'. Just remember, only time and water are what most doctors and scientists believe in. That, and the fact that prevention is often the best form of medicine.

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