National Bloody Mary Day is an adult holiday dedicated to a delicious cocktail consisting mainly of vodka and tomato juice. Due to its great popularity, the drink is served at parties, delighting guests with a bright taste. Lovers share that they never have a headache in the morning. What about you?
There are many versions of the origin of the cocktail, but the most popular one is the English princess Mary Tudor, who lived a gloomy and eventful life. She ruthlessly executed Protestants, adored the color red, and was madly in love with her husband. Another legend is much simpler, it takes us into the walls of a Parisian bar. In 1921, a smart bartender simply mixed the ingredients and offered the invention to the guests.
Over the years, the recipe has changed a little: lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, oyster juice were added to the cocktail. Sometimes there is celery in the composition: once the bartender saw how the guest was stirring this cocktail with a stalk, and decided to try to do the same. He appreciated the taste, as did everyone who tried the drink in a modified version. Today there are a huge number of different recipes – it is simply impossible to keep track of all! Try to do it on National Day.
Did you know:
- The 35th President John Kennedy of the United States was very fond of the cocktail;
- there are several ways to feed: the components are mixed into a homogeneous mass or remain two-layer. The second type looks more advantageous in terms of aesthetics. It is not necessary to drink only vodka or juice – this is perfectly regulated by two tubes;
- the recipe was first published in the New York Herald Tribune;
- another version of the origin of the name: the American writer Ernest Hemingway often came home drunk, his wife did not like it. Perhaps he coined the term in honor of his wife.
How to celebrate
On National Bloody Mary Day, visit your favorite pub and order a cocktail. It’s time to relax and enjoy its taste. Invite your friends to share the evening with you, have fun and celebrate the holiday.
When is National Bloody Mary Day Celebrated in 2023?
National Bloody Mary Day is dedicated to celebrating success. It has always been observed annually on January the 1st.