Celebrate National Bloody Mary Day

Cheers to our favorite holiday! Not that we ever need an excuse to drink a bloody.

To celebrate our beloved drink and the first day of 2013, we thought it fitting to share Foodimentary‘s Five Food Finds about the Bloody Mary from today’s post. Enjoy!

  • The drink’s namesake is Mary of England, whose 16th-century persecution of Protestants earned her the nickname.
  • Some drink aficionados believe the inspiration for the name was Hollywood star Mary Pickford.
  • The Bloody Mary is sometimes mistakenly believed to alleviate hangovers when it is served in the morning.  While it will temporarily alleviate some of the symptoms, it will also further dehydrate the drinker, causing the symptoms to worsen later.
  • The Bloody Mary is the US’s most popular alcoholic drink for brunch.
  • This drink has been called “The world’s most complex cocktail.

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