Jan 15, 2016

Origin of Bloody Mary

This drink is believed by many to be the perfect hangover cure. A Bloody Mary is made up of vodka, tomato juice, and cayenne pepper and Tabasco or Worcester Sauce.

The drink is said to have been named after the Catholic Queen Mary I (1516-58), nicknamed Bloody Mary due to her relentless pursuit of Protestant dissenters, of whom nearly 300 were burned at the stake. The tomato juice is thought to resemble the blood she spilled.