Halloween Drink – Bloody Mary

Halloween Drink Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary - Halloween Drink 2022

The Bloody Mary is one of the classic Halloween drinks - not only because of its name, but also because of its intense, blood-red color. The tomato cocktail is super suitable for all those who like it rather spicy than sweet and is still good for the figure, because the Bloody Mary has hardly any calories compared to other cocktails.

The most important things for you summarized:

Bloody Mary is a so called Pick Me Up cocktail made from vodka, spicy sauces and tomato juice.
The cocktail was probably invented in Paris in the 1920s.
Whether the Bloody Mary actually helps against hangovers is disputed. One thing is certain: it has an invigorating effect.

The Bloody Mary is a well known anti hangover drink, which supposedly helps to fight the consequences of a drunken night. The legendary drink is said to have almost magical powers in this respect. Here you can find out what ingredients you need for the recipe, where the name comes from and whether the cocktail is really good against hangovers.

Bloody Mary a miracle cure for hangover

What is a Bloody Mary?

The Bloody Mary is a cocktail made from vodka, tomato juice and various seasoning ingredients, which you serve classically in a long drink glass. It is one of the so called hangover drinks, also known as corpse reviver or Pick Me Up cocktails. They are supposed to be helpful if you have overdone it with the party mood and a full-blown hangover is waiting for you the next morning.

For Bloody Mary there are many variations

The Bloody Mary recipe

The Bloody Mary consists of the main ingredients tomato juice and vodka, which are mixed in a ratio of 2:1 according to the standard recipe of the International Bartenders Association. The other ingredients are essentially the same as the original recipe by its presumed inventor, Fernand Petoit. Since there are many variations, the mixing ratio may well vary depending on the recipe. The range is huge and offers you almost infinite possibilities.

Bloody Mary basic recipe

For a classic Bloody Mary we recommend the following recipe.


  • 1,7 fl oz vodka
  • 3,4 fl oz tomato juice
  • 0,5 fl oz lemon juice
  • 2 to 4 dashes Tabasco
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper (ideally celery salt)


Add vodka, lemon juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt and pepper to mixing glass and stir well. Add tomato juice and stir again.

Add ice cubes to highball glass and pour in Bloody Mary. You can garnish the drink with a lemon or lime wedge, a celery stick is also ideal.

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