bloody mary








noun

  1. a mixed drink made principally with vodka and tomato juice.
  2. Mary I.

noun

  1. Bloody Mary, 1516–58, queen of England 1553–58 (wife of Philip II of Spain; daughter of Henry VIII).

noun

  1. a drink consisting of tomato juice and vodka

noun

  1. family name Tudor, known as Bloody Mary. 1516–58, queen of England (1553–58). The daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, she married Philip II of Spain in 1554. She restored Roman Catholicism to England and about 300 Protestants were burnt at the stake as heretics

the cocktail, attested from 1953 (originally touted in part as a hangover cure), said to be named for Mary Tudor, queen of England 1553-58, who earned her epithet for vigorous prosecution of Protestants. The drink earned its, apparently, simply for being red from tomato juice. The cocktail’s popularity also concided with that of the musical “South Pacific,” which has a character named “Bloody Mary.”

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