Tabasco®’s Pick-Me-Up Pit Stop @BOXPARK


12 Dec 17

This Thursday and Friday, The UK’s first Bloody Mary café, the ‘TABASCO® PICK-ME-UP PIT STOP’, is setting up shop here @BOXPARK Shoreditch!

 The TABASCO® Pick-Me-Up Pit Stop’, is opening its doors to help perk up commuters on their way to work during the nation’s biggest party week.


A squad of the nation’s top chef and bartender talent enlisted by TABASCO® Brand has created the ‘TABASCO® Pick-Me-Up Menu’. Dishes and drinks inspired by the world’s most iconic reviver cocktail – the Bloody Mary – and new research revealing the nation’s ‘top 10 food cravings the morning after a big night out’ will be served up at the café for free!


The shortlist of remedies includes savoury saviours pizza and scotch eggs, marshmallows and mince pies and, of course, Bloody Mary cocktails. The full menu includes:


The Bloody Margherita Pizza:

5.8 million Brits will be craving pizza more than any other food the morning after their festive parties. In response, TABASCO® Brand has teamed up with booming Neapolitan pizza maestros, Pizza Pilgrims, to create the ‘Bloody Margerita’. Complete with a Bloody Mary and TABASCO® Sauce marinara, this savoury slice is topped with baby celery leaves and smoked mozzarella – it’s literally a Bloody Mary, pizza-fied!  


The Queen of Scotch, Scotch Egg:

Eggs came in at number four in the chart as Brit’s morning after hankering, and favourite London gastropub, The Drapers Arms, has brought back their award-winning Pork and Haggis Scotch Egg – now served with a Bloody Mary dip featuring the kick of TABASCO® Sauce.


Micro Mary, Cocktails:

The TABASCO® Pick-Me-Up Pit Stop will of course feature a Bloody Mary bar serving up a cocktail collection of miniature on-the-go ‘Micro Marys’, the perfect sized portion to perk up your morning. These include a ‘Smashed Avo + Spinach Micro Mary’ inspired by the popular breakfast items, morning favourites including a ‘Classic Micro Mary’, and punchy mocktail, the ‘Virgin Micro Mary’. And to complete the collection, one has even been designed by award-winning bartender Rich Woods, AKA, The Cocktail Guy, known for creating imaginative and daring recipes. His ‘Wasabi + Coriander Micro Mary’ combines the fieriness of wasabi and kick of TABASCO® pepper sauces with the cooling of coriander to create a lighter twist on the traditional Bloody Mary. 


Bloody Mary Mince Pie:

For festive spirit, leading baking specialist and food artist Juliet Sear has created the UK’s first Bloody Mary Mince Pie. Harping back to the original mince pie containing minced meat, this mouth-watering recipe fuses top quality minced beef and the ingredients of the iconic reviver cocktail to create a delectable and comforting savoury delight.


Sweet with Heat, Marshmallow:

Sweet treats came in at number three in the poll as a favourite morning after cure. To top it all off, Oonagh Simms, the creator behind gourmet marshmallow company, The Marshmallowist, has designed a decadent Spiced Vodka + Tomato Marshmallow. Hand crafted from fluff to cut, the ‘sweet with heat’ treat is made with the finest ingredients and is sweet, smoky with a subtle kick from TABASCO® Sauce and has a soufflé-like texture that melts in your mouth.