Whether it's the vitamins, salt and spice or simply mere placebo effect, there's something about a decent Bloody Mary that can make anything seem possible - particularly on days when even getting out of bed felt like a challenge. The cocktail is recognised by the International Bartenders Association as comprising three parts vodka, six parts tomato juice and one part lemon juice, although variations on the Bloody Mary have been served in bars around the world for almost a hundred years.
This collection of Bloody Mary recipes contains plenty of inspiration for livening up the classic brunch cocktail. Brunch Mary is pepped up considerably with the addition of punchy horseradish infused vodka, while The Gorgeous Kitchen goes down a similar route with their Asian Bloody Mary, using wasabi and sriracha to add a fiery kick. To bring the drink even closer to your brunch try the Barbecue bourbon Bloody Mary, garnished with a salty strip of crispy bacon.
A number of chefs also choose to incorporate the distinctive flavours of a Bloody Mary into other forms, such as Shaun Rankin's tuna recipe with a Bloody Mary jelly and Daniel Clifford's impressive Bloody Mary foam canapé recipe.