Bloody Mary Day Celebrated Throughout the World
Bloody Mary Day is celebrated each January 01. The drink is a popular cocktail made with vodka, tomato juice, and other selected spices or flavorings. Such additional ingredients might include Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, horseradish, celery, olive, salt and pepper, lemon juice as well as celery salt. Different bartenders may add their own special ingredients. The drink has been considered “the world’s most complex cocktail.”
Bloody Mary, the “Hair of the Dog”
People living in the United States erroneously believe the Bloody Mary can cure hangovers, thus, the nickname, “Hair of the Dog.” It is known that the alcohol only numbs the discomfort of the hangover. However, the believe the drink can rid of the hangover contributes to the popularity of the drink in the morning and early afternoon. It is particularly popular when having brunch.
The name, is associated with various historical figures. Possibly the most popular would be Queen Mary l of England who was nicknamed as such in “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs” for attempting to re-establish the Catholic Church in Britain – as well as fictional women from folklore. Others believe the name of the drink was inspired by Hollywood star Mary Pickford.
The significance of the name as well as the belief it cures a hangover are basically irrelevant to die-hard drinkers. Bloody Mary Day, on January 1, might not be celebrated by all but there is no doubt many of the drinks will be consumed.