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Bloody Marys: Your Go-To Cocktail Morning, Noon and Night

August 20, 2014 at 3:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's no secret that we love drinking in hotels here at HotelChatter. In fact, hotels might be our favorite "local." So all this week and next, we'll be pouring out some drinks for you during our second Hotel Cocktail Week(s) -- newly-expanded because there’s just so many drinks to share. We'll be posting quirky cocktails, boozy trends, unique menus and even recipes so you can recreate your favorite hotel drink at home. We expect everyone will be getting a bit tipsy over the next couple of weeks! But don't forget to tip your bartenders, in this case, us.

The Bloody Mary is a gregarious cocktail: it’s ready to party any time of the day and most people like it. Eggs, bacon and a Bloody Mary – yes. Burger and cheese? Prime rib and a baked potato? Yes and yes. Here, we thought we’d tell you about some of the goings-on in the Bloody Mary world so that you’re up-to-date when you fondly order your next one.

Omni Mount Washington’s Bretton Woods Bourbon Bloody Mary
Things are getting spicy at Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire with this twist on the classic Bloody Mary. Only available for a limited time due to a limited number of barrels used to make the resort’s signature Woodford Reserve bourbon, the cocktail also contains tomato juice, garden-fresh local tomatoes, cherry peppers, celery, olives and pickled cucumber creating a unique, veggie-bevvie with a smoky flavor.

1.5 oz Mount Washington Resort’s Signature Woodford Reserve Bourbon
8 large local grown red tomatoes
2 t grated Horseradish
1 pinch red pepper flakes
2 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 lime wedges
2 T Cajun seasoning
1 cherry pepper
1, 2” celery stalk
1 Queen Olive
1 house-made cucumber pickle spear

Blend all ingredients together and garnish with the cucumber pickle spear. Drink it down.

Cost for the Bloody Mary: $13
Cost to stay the night, not including all of the Bloody Marys you drank: $369

Bloody Mary Trolley at 45 Park Lane in London
45 Park Lane, Dorchester Collection’s Mayfair hotel and home to celeb-ri-chef (just made that up; hope it sticks) Wolfgang Puck’s CUT, has launched a brunch menu that they hope sticks. Along with the live jazz music, the brunch features a Bloody Mary Trolley dedicated to pilgrims of the perfect mix. Aware of the exacting personal preferences associated with each person’s ideal Bloody Mary, Bar 45 Barman Tom Morris sourced an array of local ingredients to cater to every taste. You can choose, then, from their classic, The Bloody Carrot, and the Red Snapper made with gin, or you can create your very own Bloody Mary choosing from more traditional ingredients, to the not-so-much: CUT’s beef stock, horseradish vodka, chilli syrup, and spice gomme.

Cost for the Bloody Mary: $22 (although one is included in the price of the brunch at $88)
Cost to stay the night, not including all of the Bloody Marys you drank: $989

Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters at Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin
Our Aussie hotel neighbors also appreciate a good Bloody Mary, and none more so than the cheap and cheerful Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin. This value-priced hotel, decked out in maple wood, white and grey with splashes of orange, specializes in Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters.

1/2 oz chilled vodka
1 oz chilled tomato juice
1 t lemon juice
1 t Worcestershire Sauce

Stir in a pinch each of sugar, salt and ground black pepper and add 1 fresh oyster. Add a small celery stick to glass and swig back.

Cost for the Bloody Mary: $9
Cost to stay the night, not including all of the Bloody Marys you drank: $156

Finally, we’ll leave you with the recipe for this quintessentially British version of The Most Quintessential Bloody Mary from The Goring:

1-3/4 oz of Smirnoff Red Vodka
2 t of lemon juice
6 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
Half a teaspoon of horseradish
Top with tomato juice
Float 1 t of dry Sherry on the top

Serve in a highball. Garnish with a celery branch and a slice of lemon.

Cost for the Bloody Mary: $24
Cost to stay the night, not including all of the Bloody Marys you drank: $583

[Photos: Omni Mount Washington; 45 Park Lane; Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin; The Goring]

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