Virgin Mary
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Virgin Mary
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Rating

4.86 / 5
The Virgin Mary is a non-alcoholic take on the classic Bloody Mary cocktail that offers a spicy and savory flavor experience. This mocktail combines the zesty tartness of lemon juice ... more The Virgin Mary is a non-alcoholic take on the classic Bloody Mary cocktail that offers a spicy and savory flavor experience. This mocktail combines the zesty tartness of lemon juice with the rich and earthy base of tomato juice, creating a zingy and refreshing drink. The blend is enhanced by the piquant notes of Worcestershire sauce and the fiery kick of Tabasco, while seasoning with salt and pepper rounds out its complexity. The Virgin Mary is served in a lowball glass, often garnished with a crisp celery stick and a lemon wedge, making it not only a thirst-quenching choice but also a visually appealing one. Perfect for brunch or any occasion where a non-alcoholic beverage is preferred, the Virgin Mary remains a beloved choice for those who appreciate bold flavors without the alcohol.
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(1930)
Base ingredient
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Lemon Juice
Garnish
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Celery, lemon
Alcohol content
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Non-alcoholic
Details
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Easy
Classic
Shaken

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Virgin Mary masterfully layers the tart brightness of lemon juice with the robust, savory depths of tomato juice, creating a gracefully balanced non-alcoholic option. The added piquancy of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces injects a delightful spiciness that complements the freshness of the base, rounded off perfectly by a simple pinch of salt and pepper for a complex, yet accessible taste profile.

Method
How to make a Virgin Mary

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the juices, the Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well
Season with the celery salt and black pepper
Strain into an iced lowball glass and garnish with a celery stick and a lemon wedge before serving

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the difference between a Virgin Mary and a Bloody Mary?

The main difference between a Virgin Mary and a Bloody Mary is the alcohol content. A Virgin Mary is a non-alcoholic version of the Bloody Mary, which typically contains vodka. Both share similar ingredients such as tomato juice, lemon juice, and various seasonings.

FAQ

Can the Virgin Mary cocktail be considered a healthy drink?

Yes, the Virgin Mary can be considered a healthy drink due to its main ingredient, tomato juice, which is rich in vitamins and minerals. It also contains lemon juice and various spices that can aid in digestion. However, the health benefits can vary based on the amount of salt and any additional ingredients one might add.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the Virgin Mary cocktail be served for the best taste?

The Virgin Mary cocktail should be served cold in a lowball glass. It's typically shaken to mix the ingredients well, ensuring a balanced flavor. It's not stirred to maintain its thick consistency. Serving it with ice can keep it chilled without diluting the flavor too much.

FAQ

Is the Virgin Mary suitable for all ages?

Yes, the Virgin Mary is suitable for all ages as it is a non-alcoholic drink. It's popular among those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages or are looking for a healthy, flavorful option that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, including children.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I customize the Virgin Mary cocktail to my taste?

Absolutely! The Virgin Mary cocktail is very versatile. You can adjust the amount of lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, and Worcestershire sauce to make it more or less spicy according to your preference. Some people also like to add garnishes like celery sticks, olives, or pickles for added flavor and presentation.

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