Happy New Year!
Hello, 2024! 🥳🎉 Hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year's Day and kicking off the year in a delicious way!
We had such a wonderful 2023, and we're grateful to everyone who has been part of the Yumday journey last year. Click here for a little TikTok recap.
We have lots of exciting things to look forward to this year, but something we're especially eager to get going is our celebration of national food holidays. Yup, that's right, we're bringing back our food day tributes!
For those of you who don't know, long before Yumday launched a snack subscription box, it started out as a foodie passion project dedicated to learning about food and food people through the celebration of national food holidays (like National Donut Day and National Taco Day). As Yumday evolved and grew into a business, we took a pause from the food holidays — but we're thrilled to celebrate these important days again here on our blog.
So we're kicking things off with celebrating today's food holiday: National Bloody Mary Day! Very fitting for the day following our New Year's Eve celebrations, right? 😅
What's the Bloody Deal with Bloody Marys?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of celebrating National Bloody Mary Day, let's take a moment to appreciate the drink itself. Bloody Marys are not your average cocktail. They're bold, they're spicy, and they're packed with flavor. But did you know that there's more to Bloody Marys than just tomato juice and vodka? Here are three fun facts to impress your friends with:
Fact #1: The Origins of the Bloody Mary
The exact origins of the Bloody Mary are a bit murky (just like the drink itself), but one popular theory is that it was invented in the 1920s by a bartender named Fernand Petiot. Legend has it that Petiot was working at Harry's New York Bar in Paris when he mixed tomato juice with vodka and a secret blend of spices. The drink was an instant hit, and the rest is history!
Fact #2: Bloody Marys for Brunch
While you can enjoy a Bloody Mary any time of day, it has become synonymous with brunch. There's just something about sipping on a spicy cocktail while indulging in eggs benedict or pancakes that feels oh-so-right. So, the next time you're planning a brunch gathering, don't forget to stock up on tomato juice and vodka. Your guests will thank you!
Fact #3: The Ultimate Hangover Cure?
We've all heard the rumors that Bloody Marys are the ultimate hangover cure. While there's no scientific evidence to back up this claim (unfortunately), many people swear by the hair of the dog approach. The combination of tomato juice, spices, and a little hair of the dog might just help take the edge off that pounding headache. Plus, it's a great excuse to have a cocktail before noon!
Did you have a Bloody Mary today (after your NYE parties)???
Celebrate National Bloody Mary Day in Style
Now that you're armed with some fun facts about Bloody Marys, it's time to celebrate National Bloody Mary Day in style. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Host a Bloody Mary Bar
Gather your friends and set up a DIY Bloody Mary bar. Provide an array of garnishes like celery sticks, pickles, olives, and even bacon. Let everyone customize their own drink with their favorite spices and hot sauces. It's like a boozy salad bar!
2. Try a Bloody Mary Flight
If you're feeling adventurous, why not try a flight of Bloody Marys? Visit a local cocktail bar or restaurant that specializes in creative cocktails and see if they offer a flight of different Bloody Mary variations. It's a fun way to taste test different flavors and find your new favorite.
3. Get Creative in the Kitchen
Take your love for Bloody Marys to the next level by incorporating the flavors into your cooking. Whip up a batch of Bloody Mary-inspired deviled eggs or a spicy Bloody Mary gazpacho. The possibilities are endless, and your taste buds will thank you.
So, there you have it, folks! National Bloody Mary Day is the perfect excuse to raise a glass and celebrate this iconic cocktail. Whether you're sipping on a classic Bloody Mary or trying out a new twist, make sure to enjoy every spicy, flavorful sip. Cheers to National Bloody Mary Day!