The Snapper

May 16, 2013 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
The Snapper recipe

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.

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