Whether you consider it your go-to brunch option, one of your five-a-day or ideal hangover-cure (that Alka-Seltzer did nothing), there’s no doubt Bloody Mary’s have always been a popular tipple of choice.
Always open to experimentation, we particularly like the sound of Stovell’s unique twist on the old time classic. What makes this one stand out from the crowd is the addition of Oloroso Dulce, a sherry that they age in house using American oak barrels. Why not try their recipe below for the ultimate Sunday morning buzz?
Opened last year, Stovell's Restaurant is located in Chobham, Surrey, and alongside their modern European cuisine; the bar also serves a number of classic and experimental cocktails.
Bloody Mary Recipe
Rim glass with coarse oak smoked salt and chilli sugar
50ml Chase vodka/ Wyborowa vodka - Any good vodka will do - these can be substituted with gin for a 'red snapper', or tequila for a 'Bloody Maria'
25ml barrel aged Oloroso Dulce Sherry (can use Bristol cream)
2 dashes maggi sauce
15ml fresh lime juice
15ml Worcester sauce
Tabasco sauce to taste
Grated horseradish to taste (optional)
Pinch of celery salt, black pepper and oak smoked salt
Stir gently/ roll inside cocktail shaker if available and pour into rimmed glass - do not strain
Spray lemon juice over drink
Garnish with lime, celery and Red Chilli