Bloody Marys are back with a bite as bar­tenders com­pete for the tasti­est ti­tle


THE Bloody Mary, a mix­ture of chilli, tomato juice and vodka is mak­ing a come­back and Dar­win bar staff will go head to head to see who can make the best ver­sion of the cock­tail.

The Bloody Mary, in­vented in the 1920s, has been a sta­ple for those seek­ing a hair of the dog drink, but in re­cent years it has soared in pop­u­lar­ity.

Dar­win bar­tenders will com­pete to­mor­row to find out who can whip up the best Bloody Mary.

The only re­quire­ment will be that it has to in­clude Ke­tel One vodka.

SkyCity Casino’s bar man­ager Ol­lie Howe said con­tes­tants had been get­ting cre­ative with prawns, oys­ters and home­made spice mixes tipped to be fea­tured.

“It’s a resur­gence of the old clas­sic and a lot more peo­ple are want­ing a lot more spice so in­stead of the few drops of Tabasco they are us­ing chill­ies and spice mixes,” he said.

The com­pe­ti­tion kicks off at 4pm at the Sand­bar to­mor­row.

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