Regardless of whether a person believes that a Bloody Mary is the best alcoholic drink in the world or the worst, there’s one indisputable thing: this drink is a classic. It’s a drink that’s been around for approximately 100-years and was originally named “Bucket of Blood.” It’s also a drink that has its own holiday—National Bloody Mary Day—a holiday that falls on the first of January.
The History Of National Bloody Mary Day
National Bloody Mary Day is a holiday with an obscure origin—much like the drink itself. No one knows who created this holiday, but that’s okay because people don’t know who invented the drink that this holiday represents. Sure, there are several different theories on when the drink was invented, but there are no definitive answers to be found. At this point, the history of the Bloody Mary is unclear, but we will take a quick look at some of the most common origin theories for this drink.
This drink’s first origin theory has it being created in 1921. This is when a French bartender named Fernand Petiot claimed to have invented the drink at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. Another origin theory for this drink is that it was invented at the Hemingway Bar at Ritz Paris. Yet another origin story is that this drink wasn’t invented during the 1920s, but was instead invented during the 1930s by bartender Henry Zbikiewicz.
Fun Facts About The Bloody Mary
Since this drink isn’t just a tasty alcoholic beverage but also a classic drink, we decided that it would be fun to dig up some fun facts about it. The following facts are some of the things that we found out about this 100-year-old drink.
- Bloody Mary drinks are a combination of two popular beverages: vodka and a tomato juice cocktail.
- A Bloody Pirate is a Bloody Mary that’s had the vodka swapped out for rum.
- A Bloody Maria is one that has its vodka swapped out for tequila.
- A Maria Verde (A Green Mary) is a Bloody Mary that uses gin and tomatillo sauce instead of vodka.
- Bloody Mary’s are considered to be the perfect hangover drink for some people.
Celebrating National Bloody Mary Day
This holiday can be celebrated by mixing up a few Bloody Mary drinks and enjoying them with friends and/or family. All that’s required is some vodka, tomato juice, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, some celery salt, black pepper, paprika, and maybe a couple of lime wedges or a stalk of celery. And once a person has mixed up their perfect version of this classic drink, they can then post pictures of it on social media using the hashtag #NationalBloodyMaryDay. We might not know who invented this drink or this holiday for sure, but we do know how to celebrate it.
When is National Bloody Mary Day?
|This year (2020)||January 1 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2021)||January 1 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2019)||January 1 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|