The Bloody Mary is a classic and has been loved since it first came about in New York City during the 1940s. And if you love this, you’ll love the Threepenny Mary variant by the renowned Fortnum & Mason with scotch and sherry. Plus, if serving en mass, this cocktail can easily be scaled up (for example if you want to make a jug full for convenience), just ensure the liquids are proportionally increased. If you want some extra complexity, try substituting the plain vodka with their marmalade version. It’s a delicious take on a classic.

– 100 parts tomato juice
– 120 parts vodka
– 15 parts smoky, peaty Islay Single Malt Scotch
– 15 parts Worcestershire sauce
– 12½ parts Amontillado Sherry
– 1 splash of orange bitters
– Lemon juice to serve

Special Equipment
– Cocktail shaker by Arthur Price


Add all the ingredients in the shaker, and shake well until combined.

Let it steep overnight or longer in the fridge.
When you’re ready to serve, pour the liquid into a long chilled glass over ice.

Slice lemon into wedges and add along with celery to garnish.

You can also replace the standard vodka with Sir Nigel’s Orange Marmalade Vodka and omit the bitters.