#DrinkBetter: Solar Fired Bloody Mary - a cocktail recipe for craft spirits

The origins of the Bloody Mary are largely unknown. Fernand Petiot claims to have invented the drink in 1921, while working at the New York Bar in Paris. In another version of its history, it was conceived in the 1930s by a bartender at New York's 21 Club named Henry Zbikiewicz. A third attributes its creation to the comedian George Jessel, who frequented the 21 Club. Petiot later amended his claim, alleging to have invented the modern Bloody Mary in 1934 as a refinement to Jessel's drink, at the King Cole Room in New York's St. Regis Hotel.

In the United States, the Bloody Mary is a common "hair of the dog" drink, used to cure hangovers, and is often enjoyed in the morning and early afternoon, particularly at brunches.

The drink is traditionally served over ice in a tall glass. The two critical ingredients, vodka and tomato juice, are relatively simple; however, the drink almost never consists of these two ingredients alone. This take from Solar Spirits features their Eclipse Vodka.