The classic ‘hair-of-the-dog’ drink to settle the stomach after a heavy night, the Bloody Mary has become a bit of a cult drink. From savoury innovations with crispy bacon served on top, or classic thick soupy pints of the stuff, we’ve been drinking our way around London and have found you three great spots to go and try out the theory.
The real triumph in this drink is the homemade Bloody Mary mix made from Worcester sauce, celery, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, Tabasco, black pepper and salt. This rich mix is left to rest and ferment for just under a fortnight. They make their Marys with Covent Garden gin, which adds a unique dimension to the drink.
6 Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1QP
020 8742 3590
Thick, cold and fiery, this is the Bloody Mary to cure a hangover. The horseradish vodka, along with homemade tabasco and miso-blended tomato juice, has been concocted to give the drink a real kick, in true hair of the dog fashion.
49-50 St Johns Square, EC1V 4JJ
020 7324 4455
Ok, so not officially a Bloody Mary, but Mr Buckley’s Bloody Madison is just as good. The bacon infused bourbon is salty and cuts through the sweetness of the tomato juice. Finished off with a sprinkling of chipotle spices, this drink is Bloody Mary gone lethal. And we like it.