Bloody Mary

/BLUH-dee MAY-ree/

A cocktail named after Mary Tudor, a Queen of England who was called "bloody" because of her persecution of Protestants. The cocktail consists of vodka, tomato juice, a little lemon, and Worcestershire sauce, with added Tabasco, salt, and pepper, sometimes celery salt, for those who like them. A Virgin Mary is all the above but without the vodka.

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From OKRA Magazine: Detox by Re-Tox: The Origins of the Bloody Mary and Tabasco's Tango with Vodka.

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