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The Bloody Australian

The Bloody Australian

A Bold Twist on the Classic Bloody Mary

If you're a fan of a good Bloody Mary, then get ready to experience a bold new twist on this classic cocktail with the Bloody Australian. This drink is perfect for any Aussie who loves a bit of spice and citrus with their booze. With just the right amount of kick, this drink will leave your taste buds tingling and your head spinning.

To make the Bloody Australian, you'll need the following:

  • 50ml of Vodka+
  • 40ml of Blood Orange Juice
  • 25ml of Orgeat
  • 10ml of Campari

Simply pour all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, give it a good shake, and strain it into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with a slice of fresh blood orange, a sprig of rosemary, and a sprinkle of sea salt.

But where did this bold twist on the classic Bloody Mary come from? While the origins of the Bloody Mary are shrouded in mystery, the Bloody Australian was created in Melbourne in the early 2000s. Bartender Stuart Mcdonald was looking to create a drink that was both refreshing and spicy, and after a few experiments, the Bloody Australian was born.

One of the key ingredients in the Bloody Australian is blood orange juice, which gives the drink its vibrant colour and unique flavour. Blood oranges are a variety of orange that are grown in Australia and have a slightly tart taste. When combined with the other ingredients in this drink, the blood orange juice creates a perfect balance of sweet and sour that will make your taste buds dance.

Another key ingredient in the Bloody Australian is orgeat, which is a sweet almond syrup that's often used in tiki cocktails. The orgeat gives the drink a nutty flavour and a smooth, creamy texture that complements the other ingredients perfectly.

Of course, no Bloody Mary is complete without a bit of spice, and the Bloody Australian doesn't disappoint in that regard. The Campari adds a bitter note to the drink, while the sea salt enhances the flavour of the other ingredients and gives the drink a bit of a kick.

One of the best things about the Bloody Australian is that it's highly customisable. You can adjust the amount of Campari to suit your taste, or even swap it out for another bitter liqueur like Aperol or Fernet. You can also experiment with different types of vodka, such as pepper or citrus-flavoured, to add even more depth to the drink.

So the next time you're in the mood for a bold, refreshing cocktail with a bit of spice, give the Bloody Australian a try. With its unique blend of flavours and perfect balance of sweet and sour, it's sure to become your new favourite drink.

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