The Bloody Mary, a popular hangover cure in two views.
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.
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.
Beer, usually a light beer or lager, replacing vodka. Often served with Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, hot sauce, and/or lime.
Sherry in equal measure to vodka
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
Tequila replacing vodka.
Guinness replacing vodka.
Irish whiskey replacing vodka.
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
Arak (Aragh-e Sagi) replacing vodka
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.
Pickle instead of celery, habenero sauce replacing tabasco.
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.
If you think the person who makes their living getting people to drink each night has more of an insight on hangovers than any doctor, then this list of top remedies from bartenders is for you.
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