It started with Ben’s Canteen, restaurants in South West London that set out to be neighbourhood hangouts that are anything but ordinary.
Part of this meant creating a great Brunch offering and this required having a brilliant Bloody Mary.
We’re big fans of Bloody Marys, when done well, but annoyingly there are lots of ordinary examples out there and we know how hard it is to make a good one at home.
We spent a lot of time getting our Bloody Marys just so, combining the right blend of herbs and spices in a mix to deliver a bloody great Bloody Mary, every time. And, after years of Ben’s Canteen customers asking us, we’ve done just that and bottled it.
The plan then was to create more products that were anything but ordinary.
Ben is a big Gin lover, so the natural next step was a London Dry Gin, inspired by living in London and holidaying in Mallorca – the Bloody Bens Signature Gin.