Ahead of its reopening this month, the team at the Kelvingrove Café are looking for Bloody Mary fans to taste test recipes.

Kelvingrove Café, which is currently closed for refurbishment, is seeking ten Bloody Mary “sensory judges” or taste testers to help create the ultimate recipe ahead of its reopening.

These taste testers will be invited to the venue to taste and review three different Bloody Mary recipes, and the winning recipe will feature on the bar’s cocktail menu.

Barry Oates, owner of Kelvingrove Café, originally founded in 1896, said: “Bloody Mary’s will be a huge focus for us once we reopen our doors, so it’s important that we are serving the best Bloody Mary in Scotland.

“That’s certainly what we’re aiming for and we’re really excited to involve members of the public in its creation – after all, the customer is always right.

“Serious Bloody Mary drinkers know that achieving the perfectly-balanced recipe is a fine art. Also, it can be a highly personalised drink, so it’s important that we use lots of different palettes to get it right.”

Kelvingrove Café is a converted ice-cream parlour located on Argyle Street in Finnieston, in Glasgow’s west end.

It originally opened in 1896 and was a favourite lunch spot for visitors to the recently finished Kelvingrove Park.

The bar and brasserie will reopen later this month following its refurbishment, with a focus on classic cocktails, brunch and sharing food.

How to apply

Successful applicants will be paid for their time and will help select the final recipe, which will be served in the bar once open.

If you’re over 25 years old, apply to be a taste tester via the Kelvingrove Cafe’s Facebook page.

For further information, visit the bar’s website.

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