Cox’s Original Bloody Mary Spicer

by Hot Juan on May 15, 2011 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

Cox's Original Bloody Mary Spicer

Cox's Original Bloody Mary Spicer

I picked this up a while ago, I love a good Bloody Mary, and they are so often hard to find, with almost anything being added to Vodka and Tomato juice and then called a Bloody Mary. The original was created Fernand Petiot in 1921 in Paris.

He discribed the original so:- “I cover the bottom of the shaker with four large dashes of salt, two dashes of black pepper, two dashes of cayenne pepper, and a layer of Worcestershire sauce, I then add a dash of lemon juice and some cracked ice, put in two ounces of vodka and two ounces of thick tomato juice, shake, strain, and pour.”

So what is Cox’s like, on opening it there is a good strong smell of Horseradish and Vinegar, but the taste on it own is not just Horseradish, but it is the first flavour before the Chilli and then sweetness, and finally the Lemon, I am initially tasting this without the Vodka and Tomato Juice as they recommend it can be used as a marinade or as a replacement for Worcester Sauce.

I like this and I am surprised how nice it tastes on it own, the mix or Horseradish and Chilli works so well together, the Lemon gives it a sharpness, while the other herbs and spices build a flavour that is very rich and moreish.

Ingredients: Water, Tamarind, Chilli Pepper, Horseradish, Sugar, Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Salt, Molasses, Black Pepper, Garlic, Celery Seeds, Ginger, Modified Starch, Stabliser: Xanthan Gum.

In a Bloody Mary, I found I needed a little more than I expected, while not a completely traditional recipe, it tastes about as good as you get, the Horseradish is a great addition, nice and spicy with a good kick, much better that the normal pub fare of just Worcestershire sauce and if you are luck a splash or Tabasco.

At between £2.99 and £3.49 for a 150ml bottle, this seems like excellent value. A Bloody Mary is such a iconic cocktail that has to be done right and is so often isn’t, this version is not 100% traditional but I love it..

You can find out more about this sauce at, they don’t sell online, but you may be able to find this in the drinks section of your local supermarket or Deli.


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