Monday, 04 Apr, 2011 Science

Scientists Reveal the Recipe for the Ideal Bloody Mary


As an act of acknowledgement to the International Year of Chemistry, the American Chemical Society decided to officially present the ideal recipe for Bloody Mary.

It would be worth noting that the Bloody Mary cocktail is known by many as one of the best instruments to neutralize the effects of handover.

According to some rumors, the cocktail was invented in New York City back in the 1920s.

Here's the recipe for the scientifically perfect Bloody Mary:

1 oz vodka

5 oz tomato juice

1/2 oz lemon juice

pinch celery salt

2 shakes Worcestershire sauce

2 shakes Tobasco sauce

ground black pepper

Despite the fact that the recipe is rather simple, scientists say that the cocktail represents a multi-sensory experience. Besides boasting a rich flavor, you can also smell the cocktail. Scientists from the American Chemical Society say that the smell appears as a result of several volatile compounds the drink is made of.

However, due to the fact that the compounds are not stable, it is very important to make Bloody Mary fresh. In addition, scientists strongly suggest that to cool the mixture at every stage, reports iO9.

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