A Happy New Year to you all and we do hope you have all had a very jolly Christmas.
Today we thought we would give you a little kick start into the New Year with a cocktail to blow away the cobwebs!
Traditionally the Bloody Mary has been drunk the morning after to alleviate hangovers.
It was born in the roaring 1920s by a barman in New York who mixed tomato juice with vodka.
People aren’t quite sure where the name comes from. Some believe it relates to Queen Mary 1 of England, others to a waitress working in bar called The Bucket of Blood in the US.
To the right is a simple recipe for you to try if any of you are suffering today!
We will be on holiday for a couple of weeks at the beginning of January, but look out for new recipes from Tuesday, January 22. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Happy and Healthy 2013.
Recipe fora Bloody Mary
Highball glass filled with ice
40 ml of good quality vodka
40 ml of tomato juice
Pinch of celery salt*
Pinch of black pepper
Splash of Tabasco sauce
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
A little grated fresh horseradish
Dash of sherry
Squeeze of lemon juice
Add all above ingredients into a cocktail shaker (if you have one) with a couple of cubes of ice and mix well, strain through a fine sieve into a highball glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a slice of lemon and serve immediately
n celery salt can be made at home using the dehydrated leaves from the celery plant and blitzing with sea salt.
You can dehydrate the leaves, if you don’t have a dehydrator – by placing them on a baking tray and leaving those over night in a warm dry place; for example you can use the airing cupboard at home.