National Bloody Mary Day

Regardless of whether a person believes that Bloody Mary is the best alcoholic drink in the world or the worst, there’s one indisputable fact: this drink is a classic. It’s been around for approximately 100 years and was originally named “Bucket of Blood.” It also has its own holiday—National Bloody Mary Day—a holiday that falls on January 1.

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 also don’t know who invented the drink that this holiday represents.

Sure, there are several different theories about 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 the 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, we decided 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 tomato juice cocktail.
  • A Bloody Pirate is a Bloody Mary that’s had the vodka swapped out for rum.
  • A Bloody Maria 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 Marys are considered 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, celery salt, black pepper, paprika, and maybe a couple of lime wedges or a stalk of celery.

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 it?
This year (2024)
January 1 Monday
Next year (2025)
January 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
January 1 Sunday
Food & Drinks