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National Bloody Mary Day

Cheers to National Bloody Mary Day! Enjoy this classic brunch cocktail with friends or whip up your own delicious recipe at home.
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Start off the new year with a bang by celebrating National Bloody Mary Day on January 1! This iconic cocktail has been around for almost 100 years, believed to have been created in the 1920s as a hangover cure. Today, it has become a beloved brunch staple and is often customized with various garnishes and spices. So whether you're recovering from a New Year's Eve celebration or just looking for a delicious drink to kick off the year, grab yourself a Bloody Mary and cheers to this tasty holiday!

History of National Bloody Mary Day

National Bloody Mary Day Dates

National Bloody Mary Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1921</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Bloody Mary</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fernand Petiot, a bartender at New York Bar in Paris, reportedly invented the Bloody Mary cocktail. It is composed of vodka, tomato juice, and various spices.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1934</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bloody Mary Enters American Market</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fernand Petiot brought the now-famous cocktail to the United States, introducing it to the St. Regis Hotel's King Cole Bar in New York City.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bloody Mary Popularity Boom </div><div class='timeline-text'>Throughout this period, the Bloody Mary became a staple at brunches, morning after parties and airport lounges, adding to its overall popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'> Variations and Customization</div><div class='timeline-text'>Varying styles of Bloody Mary start to become popular, with garnishes ranging from celery and lemon to extravagant additions like sliders and bacon.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Formation of Bloody Mary Festivals</div><div class='timeline-text'>In many parts of the United States, Bloody Mary festivals commence, essentially bringing together enthusiasts to celebrate and enjoy the cocktail in a fun, communal setting.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Bloody Mary Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own Bloody Mary bar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a variety of different mixers, garnishes, and hot sauces so that everyone can customize their own perfect Bloody Mary.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new twist on the classic recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix things up by incorporating unique ingredients like bacon, pickles, or even avocado into your Bloody Mary recipe.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Bloody Mary brunch</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many restaurants offer special brunch menus on National Bloody Mary Day featuring delicious variations of the drink. Gather some friends and make a day of trying out different brunch spots.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a blind taste test</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge your friends to a blind taste test to see who can identify the different ingredients in a Bloody Mary. The winner gets bragging rights and a custom-made Bloody Mary.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a cocktail-making class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sign up for a cocktail-making class that focuses specifically on Bloody Marys. You'll learn new techniques and recipes that you can use to impress your friends at your next brunch gathering.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Bloody Mary Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's the perfect hangover cure </h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>After a long night out, there's nothing better than indulging in a delicious and refreshing Bloody Mary. The classic combination of tomato juice, vodka, and spices make for the ultimate hangover cure - making National Bloody Mary Day one of our favorite days of the year!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>You can customize it to your liking</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the great things about Bloody Marys is that you can customize them to suit your taste preferences. Whether you like yours extra spicy or prefer a more savory profile, there's a Bloody Mary recipe out there that will satisfy your cravings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's an excuse to have brunch </h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Bloody Mary Day falls on January 1st, which means it aligns perfectly with brunch on New Year's Day! So why not gather your friends and family for a delicious feast of brunch foods and bottomless Bloody Marys to celebrate the start of a new year?</p></div></div>

5 Historical Facts About Bloody Marys

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Bloody Mary is Named After a Queen</h3><p class='facts-content'>The drink is named after Queen Mary I of England, also known as "Bloody Mary," who carried out harsh religious reforms during her reign.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Bloody Mary was Created in Paris</h3><p class='facts-content'>Although it's a popular brunch cocktail in the United States, the Bloody Mary was first created by barman Fernand Petiot at Harry's New York Bar in Paris during the 1920s.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Original Bloody Mary had Only Two Ingredients</h3><p class='facts-content'>The original recipe for the Bloody Mary cocktail consisted only of vodka and tomato juice, with the elaborate garnishings and spices being additions developed over time.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Bloody Mary is Sometimes Called "The World's Most Complex Cocktail"</h3><p class='facts-content'>As the recipe evolved, it began to incorporate a wide range of spices and garnishes, leading many to describe it as "the world's most complex cocktail."</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Cocktail has Become a Brunch Staple</h3><p class='facts-content'>Today, the Bloody Mary is considered a classic brunch cocktail, famed for its savory flavor and rumored curative properties for hangovers.</p></div></div>

National Bloody Mary Day FAQs

When is National Bloody Mary Day?

National Bloody Mary Day is celebrated in the beginning of every new year, specifically on January 1st. In 2024, the date will fall on a Monday.

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