Classic Bloody Marys
Spicy Bloody Marys
Bloody Mary's Creative Cousins
The Red Snapper
A Bloody Mary is Born
Fernand Petiot, an ex pat who bartended at Harry�s New York Bar in Paris in the �20�s, is the famed inventor of the legendary Bloody Mary.
story goes that when he mixed the tomato juice and vodka,
a patron suggested that the drink be named the Bloody Mary,
because it was reminiscent of the Bucket of Blood Club in Chicago, and a
girl there named Mary. Another account is that the drink is named after the lovely
Bloody Mary herself, Queen Mary I, famous for her persecution of the
the origins of the drink, it quickly became popular back in the US when
Petiot began bartending at the St. Regis Hotel, and spiced it up for his
classy New York clientele.
These days the Bloody Mary can be enjoyed in many manifestations � with beer instead of tomato juice, extra spicy peppers, or even yogurt. The bottom line is use your imagination. Tomato juice can stand up to a lot of experimentation, so have fun!