The Bloody Mary

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By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

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Few classic drinks have fallen from grace as much as the Bloody Mary, and I use it here as a benchmark for true bartending.

The classic recipe is made from cold ingredients, then shaken and strained into a frozen stemmed wine glass, a far superior method than on the rocks, where one has the unpleasant sensation of the melting ice not mixing with the tomato juice, and of the ice hitting the front of one’s teeth.

The Bloody Mary hits its apotheosis when made from fresh ripe, p