The Bloody Mary has been a part of St. Regis history since 1934 when bartender Fernand Petiot introduced the “Red Snapper,” which was soon to be known as 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, and today each St. Regis around the world celebrates the regional influences of the original recipe, prepared with freshest homemade mixes, saluting tradition with its own unique twist.
The Brunello Bloody Mary's formula is:
- Grappa di Brunello
- Tomato Juice
- Lemon Juice
- Worchester Sauce
- Celerity Salt
- Sea Salt
- Acacia Honey
- Lemon slice
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The St Regis Florence was our last night in Italy before we headed back to the US and the it was the perfect way to end the trip. This is not my first stay at a St Regis but this by far topped all of the others.
The staff was extremely accommodating and they recognized my SPG status upon arrival. After upgrading our room we were greeted by our Butler who went above and beyond during the course of our stay.
The highlight of the entire stay was the Champagne Sabering. We have experienced this before at the St Regis property in Atlanta however in Florence they actually had my girl friend complete the Sabering ritual. I don't think any of the properties in the US would ever allow for us to do this and to top it off they let us keep the champagne cork!
We are already planning our next trip back to Italy just so we can stay at this hotel again.