A Bloody Mary cocktail with various garnishes
For A Bolder Bloody Mary, Consider Using Bourbon
A Bloody Derby cocktail is similar to a Bloody Mary, except it uses bourbon instead of vodka, adding depth to this spicy, tangy tomato drink.
Unlike neutral vodka, using bourbon as the base spirit contributes a unique flavor. Rich, smoky, and slightly sweet, it emphasizes the tasting notes of the roasted tomato.
For fancy flair, serve your Bloody Derby in a stemless wine glass over a single large ice cube, and garnish with a strip of crispy fried bacon and a fresh rosemary sprig.