It is Bloody Mary Day!
Create Your Perfect Drink Using Organic Italian Tomato Sauce.
Yes, Bloody Mary deserves a national day!
Today we are celebrating the beloved Bloody Mary cocktail, a drink with portentous "curative" properties if you are suffering from a bad hangover! This American classic is a perfect blend of vodka, tomato juice, and spices and is usually better if sipped in the morning or early afternoon.
The story behind one of the most beloved cocktails
Not everyone knows the origins of this delicious drink. There is no certain news, but it seems that Bloody Mary was invented in the 1920s or 1930s. Of course, there are different theories about the origin and the name. The first story ties it to Fernand Petiot. He was an American bartender working at Harry's New York Bar in Paris. One day, Fernand had the idea of blending equal parts of tomato juice and vodka, and after tasting it, a patron recommended the name, Bloody Mary. When in 1934 Fernand Petiot moved to the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, he changed the recipe, adding spices like black pepper, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, lemon, and tabasco. There is also an English alternative legend with Mary I of England, daughter of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. Mary was declared illegitimate when his father divorced to marry Anne Boleyn. Mary has linked her name to the massacre of Protestants nickname "Bloody Mary" and for this reason, she was given the horrific nickname of "Bloody Mary."
The Best Bloody Mary? Try using organic Italian
Do you know all the secrets to make the perfect red drink? Well, try to taste it in the Italian version! The ultimate secret for the best Bloody Mary is a rich and authentic Italian organic tomato sauce. We tried it with Agromonte organic passata of cherry tomato. The result? Simply delicious.
Here is our easy recipe!
According to the tradition, a Bloody Mary should contain 7 ingredients: vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, celery salt, tabasco, and lemon juice. Obviously, over the years, the recipe has evolved a lot. Here's a very easy and quick version. The ingredients: 2 ounces vodka, 1 lemon, celery salt, 4 ounces of Agromonte organic passata, 2 drops tabasco sauce, 2 drops Worcestershire sauce, 1 pinch ground black pepper. The directions: place the ice in a large pitcher; add vodka, tomato passata (previously filtered through a sieve – if you don't' like the texture, add some water), and lemon juice. Add Worcestershire sauce and tabasco, celery salt, and pepper. Stir until the outside of the jug feels cold. Roll the edge of a tall glass in celery salt, then strain the cocktail into the glass. You can really use your imagination or choose the most classic versions with a celery stick, green olives, parsley, lime, or lemon for the garnish.
- Donatella Mulvoni