National Bloody Mary Day Date in the current year: January 1, 2018

National Bloody Mary Day National Bloody Mary Day is an informal holiday in the United States celebrated on January 1. It is dedicated to a popular cocktail that was invented in the 1920s or 1930s. The date of the holiday is quite symbolic because the Bloody Mary is considered an effective hangover cure. A glass of the Bloody Mary is just what one needs after a New Year’s celebration.

It is unknown for certain who came up with the famous cocktail consisting of vodka and tomato juice, but the origin of its name is not a secret. The name “Bloody Mary” is primarily associated with Queen Mary I of England known for her aggressive and bloody attempt tor restore Roman Catholicism in England. She was denounced as “Bloody Mary” by her Protestant opponents. The cocktail was named “Bloody Mary” due to its color.

The Bloody Mary consists of vodka, tomato juice and various spices. According to the recipe approved by the International Bartenders Association, the cocktail contains vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, black pepper, and celery salt. However, there are plenty of variations containing other spices and flavorings such as piri piri sauce, celery, horseradish, garlic, paprika, olive brine, clam juice, etc.

The Bloody Mary is traditionally served over ice in a tall glass, such as a highball or hurricane glass, and garnished with a celery stalk. Other common garnishes include lemon wedges, cheese cubes, olives, shrimp, and dried sausage.

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Unofficial Holidays

Country

USA

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