Cheers to the Bloody!
This month marks the 75th Anniversary of the oh-so-popular brunch cocktail, the “Bloody Mary”, and bars and restaurants throughout the country are celebrating the spicy concoction and its history. As for the origin of the Bloody Mary, there is some dispute over its roots. Some believe it was invented in 1920 at the famed Harry’s Bar in Paris, drinking hole to such notorious figures as Hemingway. Another version of the story is that it originated in New York City in 1930, first hitting the scene via the “This New York” gossip column. Curious as to how this popular bevy received its morbid title? Well it doesn’t take a genius to get the blood reference and there’s no name more wrought with historical significance than Mary.
One thing is for certain, this ripe-red tomato boozy concoction can cure even the worst of hangovers (p.s. my other remedy is Doritos and Coke), but it also delivers a full and hearty flavor which is a perfect combination to any Sunday brunch. Leaving Bean Town sometime soon? Hit up USA Today’s list of the country’s coolest classic bars offering Bloodies. Or join me for a bloody brunch at one of my favorite spots in and around Boston:
152 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA
909 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Tavern on the Water’s Build Your Own Bloody-Mary Bar
18th St #6, Charlestown, MA
Posted by Jillian