Red Snapper is an aquatic drink with a history dating back to the 1930s. It was created by the head bartender of the Hotel Wallick in New York, Jack Morgan. The drink is now served throughout the world and is enjoyed with gin or vodka mixed with Worcestershire sauce and tomato juice.
This cocktail has gone through some changes over time with several variations popping up in different bars. It became popular in 1980s when it started appearing on TV programs. The original recipe was created at the Hotel Wallick for Robert Wallick, son of the hotel’s owner, who requested it for his birthday party because he loved drinking cranberry juice at Sunday brunch with his family.
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1½ ounces tomato juice
1½ ounces vodka
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, tomato juice, and vodka.
2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
3. Strain into a tall glass or rocks glass and serve.