Everyone loves a good cocktail, especially on the weekends! I love trying new drinks and cocktails when I’m off exploring, especially since it helps me to bond with locals over something that they enjoy. At St. Regis Hotels there is a long standing tradition of assigning each St. Regis location its own signature cocktail. The tradition started back in 1934 when Fernand Petiot, the bartender at The St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar, perfected the recipe for a vodka-and-tomato juice cocktail he dubbed the Bloody Mary. Deemed too racy a name for the hotel’s clientele, it was rechristened the Red Snapper. Since then, the Bloody Mary has remained the signature cocktail of the St. Regis brand, with each hotel crafting its own interpretation.
As a lover of all things St. Regis, I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to 13 different locations around the world indulging in the brand’s signature cocktail. I even have my own official St. Regis Bloody Mary book because…I’m a geek lol. While I will admit Bloody Mary’s are an acquired taste, it doesn’t hurt to have this classic in your bartending repertoire. To get you started, check out this video from the cocktail class I took at the St. Regis Bangkok where I learned to make their signature drink, The Siam Mary. Enjoy!