The Story Behind The Bloody Maria
The Bloody Mary has been a hangover helper for nearly a century, inspiring countless variations. While the vodka-based brunch drink is a classic in its own right, tequila adds more depth to the cocktail with its unique woody and vegetal flavors.
Making a Bloody Maria is a dealer's choice — easily adapted based on the maker’s palate. Add more hot sauce if it needs more spice, use a little less Worcestershire, or douse it with black pepper at the end if your heart desires. Don’t feel confined to using any one brand of hot sauce, either. Experiment with different kinds, toy with varying levels of heat, or try a blend of some of your favorites.
For fans of the creative garnish, the Bloody Maria is fertile ground for exploration. Try topping it with a skewered pickled jalapeño slice, or rim the glass with some Tajín seasoning.