Bloody Mary – The world’s most complex cocktail

Some believe that a Bloody Mary is the best hangover cure while others deem it to be the perfect cocktail. It seems that the drink has fans all over the globe (for whatever reason) and it also deemed to be the world’s  most complex cocktail.

At a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society the following were said about this truly  global cocktail drink: “The Bloody Mary has been called the world’s most complex cocktail, and from the standpoint of flavour chemistry, you’ve got a blend of hundreds of flavour compounds that act on the taste senses. It covers almost the entire range of human taste sensations—sweet, salty, sour and umami or savoury—but not bitter.”

Here is a classic Bloody Mary recipe

Ingredients:
– 60 ml oz vodka
– 90 ml oz Tomato Juice
– 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
– Black Pepper & Salt
– 3 dashes Worcestershire
– 2 drops Tabasco sauce
– Garnish: Lemon Wedge, Celery
– Glassware: Highball Glass

Method

Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a highball glass over crushed ice. Garnish with the lemon wedge.

Source: cocktailtimes.com

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~ by tallhorsewines on March 31, 2011.

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