Hair of the dog in order? This delicious Bloody Mary recipe crafts the ultimate savoury drop

Did you ring in the New Year by pushing the boat out a little too far last night? Never fear, in our opinion, a good Bloody Mary can be the difference between surviving a hangover and promising you’ll never drink again. That said, you really don’t need to be hungover to enjoy this Bloody Mary recipe in all its savoury, spicy glory, it’s just as perfect for a refreshing, New Year’s Day brunch with your crew, or as a drink to make on repeat throughout summer.

Bloody Mary Recipe

Serves 6


Ingredients

2 litres of tomato juice, chilled
2 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 Tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
2 tsp celery salt
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper
4 dashes of Tabasco (or to taste)
15ml Fire Tonic
1 ½ cups vodka

Method

1. Combine all ingredients except vodka, ice and celery sticks in a large jug. Adjust the mix to taste depending on how salty, spicy, or citrus-y you like it.
2. Add a tablespoon of vodka to stabilise the mix while chilling. Just before serving, add the rest of the vodka.
3. Serve over lots of ice and garnish each glass with a celery stick.

Gastronomy

After its sudden closure last year, Cotto has reopened as ‘Otto’, with passionate new owners at the helm
Iconic Auckland Eats have unveiled their 2024 list, rounding up 100 of the region’s most delicious dishes
Heading out on a Monday? Here’s where to dine in Auckland