Bloody Mary

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A Bloody Mary is a cocktail made essentially of tomato juice and vodka, usually with the addition of a dash of Worcester sauce. Although nowadays so widespread and well known, it has a fairly short pedigree; it is not heard of in print before 1956, when it was mentioned in an article in Punch. The term Bloody Mary presumably comes, with reference to the drink's colour, from the nickname of Queen Mary I of England (1516–58), an enthusiastic executor of her Protestant opponents.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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