Happy New Year and National Bloody Mary Day! There’s nothing like a “hair of the dog” remedy to clear our heads of champagne-induced fuzziness. We tapped the St. Regis hotel group, whose bartender Fernand Petiot founded the Bloody Mary in 1934, for their Red Maria recipe. The Red Maria, which was created at the hotel’s Moscow outpost, “plays to the Russian inspiration of the libation, highlighting the city’s most iconic flavors,” says Bill Dante, bartender at the St. Regis New York's King Cole Bar. “The addition of beet juice to the recipe creates an earthy richness that perfectly cuts through the cocktail’s spices to best highlight the finest Russian Vodka, which finishes the drink.” Whip up the recipe below!
7 oz tomato juice
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce ($3; jet.com)
½ oz fresh lemon juice
5 shakes of Tabasco ($5; amazon.com)
4 shakes of ground black pepper
2 shakes of salt
2 tbsp of marinated horseradish
2 tsp of fresh beetroot juice
1 ½ oz premium vodka ($11; totalwine.com)
1. Combine tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Tabasco, black pepper, salt, and horseradish over ice and shake.
2. Pour in a large tumbler glass filled with one large ice cube. Top gently with a mix of vodka and beetroot juice to create two layers. Garnish with chard.