The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and Bloody Mary fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Bloody Mary fun facts.

Bloody Mary Fun Facts: A Bloody Mary is a cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and combinations of other spices and flavorings including Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, piri piri sauce, beef consommé or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and/or celery salt.

  • The creator of the Bloody Mary is Fernand Petiot in the early 1920s. At that time he was working at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. But then the Prohibition came and Petiot moved to Manhattan where he took the drink with him and added a bit of flavor (Tabasco Sauce, horseradish, lemon juice, celery salt).
  • The name Bloody Mary is associated with a number of historical figures; particularly Queen Mary I of England. She was nicknamed as such in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs for her methods of attempting to re-establish the Catholic Church in England.
  • January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day.
  • Using a celery stick to garnish a Bloody Mary originated in the 1960s at Chicago’s Ambassador East Hotel. A customer received their Bloody Mary without a swizzle stick. They grabbed a stalk of celery from the relish tray to stir his Bloody Mary and history was made.
  • In the United States, the Bloody Mary is a common hangover remedy. It is thought to cure hangovers due to its combination of a heavy vegetable base (to settle the stomach), salt (to replenish lost electrolytes) and alcohol (to relieve head and body aches).

Bloody Mary Fun Facts We Missed

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Reference: Wikipedia; fun facts about the Bloody Mary.

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