Ben’s Canteen are neighbourhood restaurants in London specialising in awesome Brunches and informal Dinners and we’re big fans of Bloody Marys, when done well, but annoyingly there are lots of ordinary examples out there and we know how hard it is to make a good one at home.
We spent a lot of time getting our Bloody Marys just so, combining the right blend of herbs and spices in a mix to deliver a bloody great Bloody Mary, every time. And, after years of our customers asking us, we’ve done just that and bottled it. So, you can have confidence that, whether it’s brunch at home with mates, impressing a new special friend, or in pursuit of hangover salvation, when you use Bloody Bens it’ll be anything but ordinary.
It also makes an anything but ordinary Soft Drink alternative, transforming a Virgin Mary into a beautiful Spiced Tomato Juice.
And, we’ve discovered that the Bloody Bens Bloody Mary Mix is great with Food. Use it as a Marinade and in Sauces, you can find recipe ideas here and we’d love you to tag us in on your creations when you share them on Instagram.
Ben started Ben’s Canteen back in 2011, launching the first Canteen by Clapham Junction in South West London.
The Canteens serve thousands of customers every week and sell hundreds of Bloody Marys, they are renowned for their Burgers, Wine and for offering one of the most indulgent Brunches in London.
And, we’ll let you into a secret, Ben used to hate Bloody Marys but the Bloody Bens Bloody Mary Mix converted him and he is now a big fan, even pouring them at home when relaxing with friends and family.
We know that other people are also wary of a Bloody Mary, chances are, you’ve just never had a good one and Bloody Bens is on a mission to change that. But if you still don’t like them, after you’ve tried one with our Bloody Mary Mix, then use the Mix in cooking and fix yourself some Bloody Hot Wings!
This is the Bloody Bens Perfect Serve cocktail recipe which will allow you to make fast, fuss free, perfect Bloody Marys every time.
However, you should experiment and discover your perfect serve. Ben won’t mind, he’s good like that. For example, you might want to add Hot Sauce, or use a different spirit like Gin, Tequila and or even Pisco. Or it could be a special garnish such as an Oyster or even a Mini Cheeseburger. Please share your creations with us on Instagram by tagging @bloodybens.
25ml Bloody Bens Bloody Mary Mix
25ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon
35ml Vodka (Chilli if you have it!)
125ml Tomato Juice