Did you know that January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day? Perhaps that’s because it is described to some as the “best known hangover cure” coming off of New Year’s Eve! Whatever the case maybe, you’re always welcome into Second Home for our DIY Blood Mary at brunch. You can feel free to customize the Mary anyway you want, choose from a variety of house made mixes, additions and hot sauces.
DaysOfTheYear.com has several interesting stories on how Bloody Marys were invented: There are three versions of the story of where the Bloody Mary drink was first made. Fernand Petit, a bartender that was originally from France, claimed to have invented the Bloody Mary in 1921 when he was working at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris that was popular with Ernest Hemingway and other American expatriates at the time. Veterinarian-turned-writer James Rollins, on the other hand, claims that the Bloody Mary was invented in the Hemingway Bar at The Ritz Paris. And an ocean away, New York’s 21 Club claims that the Bloody Mary was first made there, though they do have two versions of the story. One is that it was invented in the 1930s by a bartender named Henry Zbikiewicz, and another attributes its invention to the comedian George Jessel, who frequented the 21 Club.
Although we’re not sure how exactly the Bloody Mary came to be, it will always be available at our brunch for guests to enjoy!