Updated: Aug 3, 2021
August 2, 2021
Pretty much everybody who's ever made, ordered or enjoyed a Bloody Mary has an opinion.
There are the Purists: those who follow Fernand Petiot's original recipe (he was the bartender at Harry's New York Bar in Paris who, as legend has it, was the cocktail's creator) of salt, black pepper, Cayenne pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, lemon juice, ice, vodka and tomato juice.
There are the Modernists: those who enthuse about horseradish, lime juice, celery salt, peppered vodka and garnishes ranging from olives to celery to Brussels sprouts.