Bloody Mary Book
The Bloody Mary is one of the most universally loved cocktails, perfect anytime a hangover treatment is required: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and beyond. The Bloody Mary is the irreverent history of this classic drink, and sheds light on the everything from its contested origins in the 1920s (Did Hemingway create it, as some legends suggest? Or was it a charismatic Parisian bartender?) to recipe variations (Has Worcestershire sauce always been de rigueur?) to the name itself. Along the way, Brian Bartels offers advice for brunch hosts and more than fifty eclectic recipes, culled from top bartenders around the country, that will get you to think outside the vodka box and take your garnish game to a whole new level.
Author Brian Bartels was raised in Wisconsin- consecrated Bloody Mary territory- and has been a writer and bartender his entire adult life. He began working the stick during a busy Saturday brunch service, where he learned his first cocktail, the Bloody Mary, the fast and hard way: spilling the mix over his hands and wrists instead of the pint glass. He now lives in New York City, where he is a managing partner and bar director for the beloved Happy Cooking restaurant family: Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, Bar Sardine, Fedora, and Perla Cafe.
- Visit www.brianbartels.com and www.happycookingnyc.com