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Not Another Bloody Mary

It might be unclear who invented the Bloody Mary or why it was even named the Bloody Mary, but if you’re into celery recipes, this is one of the most iconic celery recipes out there. As Esquire notes:

When you think of the few “classic” cocktails that bartenders even know how to make anymore, none has a more storied past than the Bloody Mary, this year celebrating its 80th birthday. In fact, if it weren’t for the 18th Amendment and the Russian Revolution there would be no Bloody Mary.

While its original name and recipe may be disputed, its birthplace is not—except by one man, Colin Field of the Hemingway Bar at The Ritz Hotel in Paris, who happens to be the world’s best bartender but who refuses to believe the Bloody Mary originated around the corner at Harry’s New York Bar at 5 Rue Danou.

Here’s our spin on it. Feel free to email us your favourite twists on this classic! We’ve seen some truly strange ones in our travels, including some garnished with cheese, sausages, even shrimp. So feel free to go crazy… within reason. Looking for some inspiration on modern versions of this cocktail? We’ve got you covered here (x).

Serves 6 People Who Need a Pick-Me-Up

Not Another Bloody Mary

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 5 ripe heirloom tomatoes... if you want to be fancy. Or normie tomatoes will do.
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 2-4 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • Ice
  • Vodka
  • Celery sticks
  • Lime wedges


  1. Blitz the tomatoes, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, salt & pepper, and celery salt until smooth and no longer lumpy.
  2. Stir in Tabasco sauce to taste.
  3. Fill up glasses with ice and pour in a shot of vodka each
  4. Top up with the Bloody Mary mixture and add celery sticks to garnish