Museum Cocktail Week: Qwoo Bloody Mary

May 10, 2013


I hope you’ve been enjoying Museum Cocktail Week, though judging by the reactions on Twitter I’d hazard a guess it’s been a winner. So what have I got for you to round off this week? Well, with the weekend just around the corner, it had to be a nice cocktail you could enjoy at a weekend brunch. And what better than a Bloody Mary? But not just any Bloody Mary…


If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m quite the fan of Berlin’s Currywurst Museum, so I just had to dedicate a cocktail to them. I still had a tin of curry powder from the museum shop from my last visit, and actually the guys from the Museum für Naturkunde already correctly predicted what the cocktail would be: a Curry Bloody Mary, named after the museum’s mascot Qwoo.


Here’s how to mix your perfect weekend cocktail:

  • 2 shots of vodka
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcester sauce
  • 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder (it doesn’t have to be from the museum shop)
  • a dash of lemon juice
  • a sprinkling of cracked black pepper
  • a pinch of salt
  • tomato juice
  • ice cubes
  • lemon and olives to garnish

Mix the vodka, sauces, curry powder, lemon juice and seasonings together with an inch of tomato juice in a tall glass (we like to use empty jam jars for our cocktails), stirring well until the curry powder has disolved. Add some ice cubes and top up with more tomato juice. Garnish with a slice of lemon and some olives on a cocktail skewer. Sit back and enjoy the weekend! If you want a less strong cocktail, you can reduce to one shot of vodka instead.


Bloody Marys are also really good for making non-alcoholic cocktails. To make a Qwoo Virgin Mary, just leave out the Vodka! And just to reassure you all, the photo shoot below was with the Virgin version (I would never leave an alcoholic drink standing around within a child’s reach!). #MuseumBaby is a bit of an olive fiend, so those weren’t safe from him for very long ;-)


But he didn’t stop at that! I thought he’d be turned off by the spiciness of the tabasco and curry, but quite the contrary. He did pull some pretty funny faces in between sips, but proceeded to drink almost the entire glass. He then went on to eat the lemon slices – I was laughing so much at the faces he pulled for those, that I didn’t get any photos…


So that’s it for Museum Cocktail Week. I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes, and I’d love to hear any suggestions you have for other museum inspired mixology creations!

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One Response to “Museum Cocktail Week: Qwoo Bloody Mary”

  1. QWoo Says:

    Cheers! Skoal! Prost!


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