A Bloody Mary is a vodka based cocktail with tomato juice and other spices and flavourings, and in the United States it is usually consumed in the morning or early afternoon and is a popular hangover cure.
Invented in the early 1900s there are various theories as to the origin of the drink, as well as the origin of its name. As with a lot of cocktails, there are many variations and recipes listed for a Bloody Mary, but tomato juice and vodka are always the common ingredients.
This non-alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri Mocktail looks just as good as its alcoholic cousin, it’s just missing the rum. Perfect for the younger guest or those who are driving or abstaining.
We tend to be creatures of habit and stick to the same cocktails, partly because we already have the necessary ingredients in our cupboards. The key ingredient in an Army and Navy is Orgeat syrup, a delicious combination of almonds, orange flower water, rosewater and sugar. It’s a fairly unknown ingredient but is definitely worth purchasing and will make a welcome addition to any drinks cabinet.