Virgin Bloody Mary tomato drink,often referred to as simply Virgin Mary, or BloodyMary is a popular cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice and combinations of other spices and flavourings including Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, pier piri sauce, beef consommé or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and celery salt. It has been called "the world's most complex cocktail".
The drink is traditionally served over ice in a tall glass, such as a highball, flared pint or hurricane glass. The two critical ingredients, vodka and tomato juice, are relatively simple; however, the drink almost never consists of these two ingredients alone. Among the more common additions to the juice base are salt (either mixed in or as a salted rim), clam juice or olive brine, cracked pepper, brown sugar or molasses, bitters, horseradish, hot sauce (such as Tabasco), citrus juices (especially lemon or lime), and Worcestershire sauce. Some or all of these ingredients can come pre-mixed with the tomato juice as a single "Bloody Mary mix" to which the vodka is added, or the drink may be hand-constructed by the bartender from raw ingredients according to the patron's preference. A common garnish is a celery stalk when served in a tall glass; other common garnishes include olives, lemon wedges and shrimp (as the taste of the drink is often reminiscent of shrimp cocktail sauce).There is a considerable amount of variation available in the drink's construction and presentation. In addition to the aforementioned, more traditional ingredients, practically anything can be added to the drink itself or as a garnish according to the drinker's wishes or the bartender's or establishment's traditions. Some variations of the Bloody Mary served by restaurants are designed to be a meal as well as a drink, coming with massive "garnishes" on skewers inserted into the glass, including ribs, miniature hamburger "sliders", grilled or fried shrimp, kebabs, sandwich wedges, fruit slices, and even sashimi. The drink itself can be served in any of atomatoes are filled with lycopene, which is a vital anti-oxidant that helps fight against cancerous cell formation as well as other kinds of health complications and diseases.variety of glasses, from wine glasses to schooners or beer steins, according to tradition or availability.
Horseradish doesn’t get nearly the amount of nutritional praise as it should. It’s filled with glucosinolates which can increase the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and can suppress the growth of existing tumors.
Tabasco (and hot peppers in general) have a large concentration of capsaicin which raises the body’s temperature, thus helping a person burn more calories after a meal.
A glass of freshly made Bloody Mary drink without vodka can also be used to soothe a hangover.