Drink of the Month – August

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is the perfect hangover cure and is really popular with diners at our Sosban Sunday Brunch – it’s also easy to make at home. The earthy tasting tomato juice tastes bright and sweet against the celery salt and the celery garnish. It goes perfectly with the French Toast and Caramelised Apple that we serve for Sunday Brunch.

The name ‘Bloody Mary’ is associated with a number of historical figures particularly Queen Mary I of England.

Recipe
Makes 1

Ingredients
Vodka – 2 shots – our preference is for Brecon Vodka
Tomato juice – 115ml
Tabasco – 2 dashes
Worcestershire sauce – 2 dashes
Celery salt – 1 pinch
Ground black pepper – 1 pinch
Smoked paprika – 1 pinch
Lemon or lime

Method
Pour some celery salt onto a small plate.
Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the lip of a pint glass.
Roll the outer edge of the glass in celery salt until fully coated.
Fill with ice and set aside.
Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker and drop them in.
Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake gently.
Strain into the prepared glass.
Garnish with a celery stick and tomatoes and a lime wedge.