“Happy National Bloody Mary Day! If you’re a fan of this classic brunch cocktail, then today is the perfect day to celebrate.
For those who may not be familiar, a Bloody Mary is a mixed drink made with tomato juice, vodka, and a variety of spices and seasonings. It’s typically served in a tall glass over ice, and garnished with a variety of ingredients such as a celery stalk, lemon wedge, or even a shrimp.
The origins of the Bloody Mary are somewhat disputed, but it is generally believed to have been invented in the 1920s or 1930s. One popular story credits its creation to Fernand Petiot, a bartender at the New York City bar The King Cole Bar in the St. Regis Hotel. Petiot is said to have mixed together tomato juice, vodka, and various spices to create the drink, which he called the “”Red Snapper.””
Regardless of its exact origin, the Bloody Mary has become a beloved and enduring part of cocktail culture. It’s a staple at brunch menus around the world, and is often enjoyed as a refreshing and reviving drink after a night of partying.