It’s no coincidence that National Bloody Mary Day also happens to be New Year’s Day — it’s almost as if the two go hand-in-hand. This iconic drink may be well known, but have you ever wondered about how the classic morning cocktail came about?
Like most popular dishes and drinks, many have battled over who truly invented the Bloody Mary.
The first to take claim of the Bloody Mary was Fernand Petiot in the 1920s. When a man by the name of George Jessel tried to take ownership, Petiot said, “George Jessel said he created it, but it was nothing but vodka and tomato juice when I took it over.”
Petiot even tried to change the name to the Red Snapper in the 1930s, but the new name was no comparison to the Bloody Mary.
So what kind of Bloody Mary is perfect for you on this New Year’s Day?
For all of you plain Jane’s we would suggest the Mary from BRGR. It’s the epitome of the classic Bloody Mary.
- Bombora Vodka
- BRGR bloody mix
- Traditional garnishes
Calling all carnivores! The Queen Mary from BRGR is the perfect Bloody Mary for you. Not to mention it’s a nice step up from the Mary.
- Tito’s Vodka
- BRGR bloody mix
- Beef jerky
- Cherry tomatoes
- Pickle spear
For those of you more concerned about your Instagram likes, we would suggest the Cocktail Cart Bloody Mary from Gram & Dun. The server makes your drink tableside, and you can pick all of its ingredients.
Looking for something extra spicy? The Bloody Mary from The Oliver is calling your name as it’s made with green chile vodka.
- Green chile vodka
- House mix
- House giardiniera
The Bloody Maria from Urban Table is for those daring to be different. Why do you ask? It’s made with tequila instead of vodka for anyone wanting to change things up.
- House-made bloody mary mix
- Tapatio tequila
- Slice of bacon
Start planning your New Year’s Day brunch so you can knock out two holiday celebrations in one!