A Bloody Mary is a favorite drink of brunch eaters everywhere. The main ingredients are tomato sauce and vodka, often combined with tabasco sauce, worcestershire sauce, or other savory flavors. Some people also add other vegetables such as olives and celery. Its savory flavor and healthy ingredients make it the perfect morning drink for a lazy Sunday, especially after a crazy Saturday night.
Like many cocktails, the history of the Bloody Mary is unclear. Most people agree that the namesake of the drink is Queen Mary I of England, who earned the nickname Bloody Mary because of her harsh tenure as queen. Some people also believe that the Mary in the name is a reference to Mary Pickford, who was a popular Hollywood actress in the early 1900s. There are several people who claim to have invented the Bloody Mary in both Paris and New York, so the true origins of the drink are impossible to know for sure.
January 1st is the perfect day to celebrate Bloody Marys as many people are still nursing hangovers from all-night New Years Eve parties. Have a Bloody Mary with breakfast and if you’re still feeling down, have a few more!