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The Red Snapper is the original Bloody Mary. Each St. Regis hotel and resort around the world has created a Bloody Mary that represents its location, and King Cole Bar features a few from the different properties for guests to experience.
The Red Snapper was perfected and popularized at The St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar in 1934. Since, it’s inspired many variations by other St. Regis bartenders around the world. The bar offers what it calls a World Collection of St. Regis Signature Bloody Mary Blends, all variations on the original recipe created by bartender Fernand Petiot. You’ll find six different blends that start with the St. Regis Bloody Mary mix and add spirits and spices that carry the flavor of their locale. The Red Snapper (from The St. Regis New York) features Belvedere vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice and spices. The Bloody Smoke from the Lanesborough in London features Springbank 10-year-old scotch and Clamato juice along with garnishes of celery, olives and cracked black pepper. Harry’s Texas Bloody Mary from the St. Regis Houston comes with Herradura silver tequila as well as and vodka and a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning. The Capitol Mary from the St. Regis Washington, D.C. is made with gin, and flavored with Old Bay seasoning and clam juice, and garnished with oyster crackers. The Agave Maria from the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Southern California is spiked with Inocente tequila and green jalapeño peppers. Finally, there’s the Mary Terranean from the St. Regis Grand Hotel in Rome. This cocktail is made with Frïs vodka, the St. Regis Bloody Mary mix, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and oregano. In case you’re interested in making a variation on the original Bloody Mary at home, the St. Regis website shares recipes for many creative takes on the famous cocktail from properties around the world.