Bloody Mary – Halloween Drink 2023

Halloween Drink Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary - Halloween Cocktail 2023

The Bloody Mary, renowned for its intense, blood-red color, is a classic Halloween staple. Ideal for those who prefer their drinks spicy rather than sweet, this tomato-based cocktail also has fewer calories compared to other cocktails. Moreover, the Bloody Mary is often considered a "Pick Me Up" cocktail due to its invigorating effect.

Key Facts about the Bloody Mary:

  • The Bloody Mary is a "Pick Me Up" cocktail made from vodka, spicy sauces, and tomato juice.
  • This cocktail was likely invented in Paris in the 1920s.
  • The effectiveness of the Bloody Mary as a hangover cure is a topic of debate. However, its invigorating properties are widely agreed upon.

Widely recognized as a possible remedy for hangover symptoms, the Bloody Mary holds legendary status for its supposed near-magical powers. Below, you'll find the ingredients needed for this recipe, some backstory on the cocktail's name, and some insight on whether it truly combats hangovers.

For Bloody Mary there are many variations

What is a Bloody Mary?

A Bloody Mary is a cocktail comprised of vodka, tomato juice, and various seasonings, traditionally served in a long drink glass. It falls under the category of hangover drinks, also known as "corpse revivers" or "Pick Me Up" cocktails, reputed to alleviate hangover symptoms the morning after a lively celebration.

The International Bartenders Association's standard recipe for a Bloody Mary uses tomato juice and vodka in a 2:1 ratio, much like the original recipe proposed by its supposed creator, Fernand Petoit. However, the drink's recipe may vary, offering a vast range of possibilities.

Bloody Mary Recipe

Here is a classic recipe for a Bloody Mary.


  • 1.7 fl oz vodka
  • 3.4 fl oz tomato juice
  • 0.5 fl oz lemon juice
  • 2 to 4 dashes of Tabasco
  • 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste (ideally, celery salt)


  1. Add the vodka, lemon juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and pepper to a mixing glass and stir well.
  2. Add the tomato juice and stir again.
  3. Add ice cubes to a highball glass and pour in the Bloody Mary.

You can garnish the drink with a lemon or lime wedge. A celery stick also makes an ideal garnish.

Enjoy this hauntingly delightful Bloody Mary responsibly. Happy Halloween!

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