Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Iconic Cocktail Bloody Mary

THE St. Regis Bali, one of the world’s most revered hotels, is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Bloody Mary cocktail this year. Invented 75 years ago in the storied St. Regis New York, the Red Snapper, or Bloody Mary as it has come to be known, has been imitated and adapted endlessly by others throughout the years, but the original recipe stAill stands as one of the most beloved cocktails ever created.

To celebrate the Bloody Mary’s iconic anniversary, The St. Regis Bali Resort announced today that it will offer a special package with rates starting from USD 465++ and guests can indulge in a luxurious stay with the following Bloody Mary treats: A Bloody Mary Cocktail Making Session; A Bloody Mary Cocktail: and A St. Regis Signature Bloody Mary Inspired Ritual - 180 Minutes

“We continue this tradition of featuring the signature drink of the St. Regis, and together with our own creative and localized Bali Mary, we invite our guests to celebrate this significant event at The King Cole Bar and to experience either the Original Bloody Mary or the Bali Mary at a very special celebratory price for the month of October 2009”, commented Mr Frank Beck, General Manager, The St. Regis Bali Resort.

The Bloody Mary has been a part of St. Regis history since 1934 when bartender Fernand Petiot introduced the “Red Snapper,” which would later be renamed the Bloody Mary, at the King Cole Bar in The St. Regis New York. The famed cocktail was created when Serge Obolensky, a well known man about town whose penchant for vodka was in keeping with his aristocratic Russian background, asked Petiot to make the vodka cocktail he had in Paris. The formula was spiced up with salt, pepper, lemon and Worcestershire Sauce, but since “Bloody Mary” was deemed too vulgar for the hotel’s elegant King Cole Bar, it was rechristened the “Red Snapper.” While the name may not have caught on, the spicy drink most certainly did and over the years it has become the signature cocktail of the King Cole Bar.

Honoring the regional influences of St. Regis destinations worldwide, the brand has created a special World Collection Bloody Mary menu that combines local flavors with Mr. Petiot’s original recipe. Inspired by Bali, Indonesia, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers guests Bali Mary, and using Jicama, a traditional favourite fruit in Indonesia, and refreshing cucumber in a unique recipe, the Bali Mary transports Indonesians back to the flavours of their early years. Guests will be able to enjoy the Bali Mary and feel the essence of Balinese culture.

Bali Mary Recipe: Absolute Pepper, Jicama, Cucumber, Brown Sugar, Tomato juice, Lemon and Variety of Spices.

The St. Regis Bali Resort

Tel: +62 361 8478111

Fax: +62 361 8478099

Bali, October 07, 2009

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