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How to make a Bloody Mary

Skip brunch and recreate the hangover-curing vodka sipper in your own home

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Dan Q Dao
How to make a perfect Bloody Mary

Learn how to make a perfect Bloody Mary with Bob Albright of King Cole Bar.

Posted by Time Out United States on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It's unclear where the tomato-juice–based sipper first originated, but perhaps one of the strongest claims comes from the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel. According to New York legend, it was St. Regis bartender Fernand Petiot who first served the cocktail to a Russian guest in 1934. While that classic mix of vodka, tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce has been tweaked to no end, the original recipe lives on at the hotel, christened the Red Snapper. Watch our video above to see bartender Robert 'Bob' Albright of the King Cole Bar demonstrate how to make a classic Bloody Mary.

Bloody Mary recipe:

1 oz. vodka
2 oz. tomato juice
1 dash lemon juice
2 dashes celery salt
2 dashes black pepper
2 dashes cayenne pepper
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker
Shake vigorously
Strain over ice cubes
Garnish with a lemon wedge

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