Happy Anniversary To The Bloody Mary!

December 1, 2008 / Posted by:

The weekend is over, but here’s a reason to keep the boozing going. NYC is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Bloody Mary today! Just pull your boss aside, whisper in their ear that you have a “bloody situation” to deal with and then quietly shuffle off to the nearest bar. Hey, you wouldn’t be lying!

The drink was invented by Frenchie Ferdinand Petiot in Manhattan in 1933. Although, some say he created the drink in the 1920s in Paris. The details don’t matter! It was originally called the Red Snapper, because calling it bloody was too gross in the olden days. Honestly, the name does make me think of the gruesome maxi-pads my sister used to leave in our bathroom growing up. I will never forget when the dog got to them….. Ugh! Why am I going there? This is supposed to be about delicious booze!

Anyway, in honor of this special day, there will be a special toast in Times Square this morning. Several bars in the tri-state area will also give out Blood Marys for free. AND TGI Friday’s will sell you a Blood Mary for 99 cents (1930s prices).

I’m not sure exactly which bars are giving out Bloody Marys, but just do like I’m going to do. Take a glass to all your neighborhood bars and say, “Happy Blood Mary Day! Now fill’er up!” It’s like Halloween for drunks!

VIA Gothamist

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