• The Snapper is a refreshing variation of the traditional Bloody Mary. Made with gin instead of vodka, this drink has been popular on the American cocktail scene since the early 1920s. A drink named Bloody Mary was too vulgar for New York’s sophisticated St Regis hotel, and so The Snapper was born! 

    The Snapper

    By Food and Home Entertaining Serves: 4


    • 40ml gin (we use Tanqueray London dry gin)
    • 2 large dashes Worcestershire Sauce
    • a dash of Tabasco
    • juice of a few lemons
    • 100ml tomato juice
    • a pinch of salt and pepper



    Shake gin, Worcestershire Sauce and Tabasco in a cocktail shaker.


    Squeeze in the juice of a few lemons, tomato juice and a pinch of salt and pepper.


    Shake lightly again and add to a tall glass filled with ice.