Bloody Marys are a cult favorite—and with good reason. Although the idea of consuming tomatoes in liquid form is repulsive to some, Bloody Marys are one of the most popular cocktails in the world. The vodka-based drinks are typically made using a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce (good luck saying that after a few sips), Tabasco, salt, pepper, and a celery stalk.
All Hail Bloody Mary
There are various claims about who actually invented the drink, but its macabre name is supposedly inspired by Queen Mary I who raged a bloody war against the Protestants during the 1500s.
The Cocktail That Cures
Thankfully, the cocktail itself is far less deadly and is actually considered to be a fantastic hangover cure if you’ve had too many (we’re not sure if it works for too many Bloody Marys, but we’re willing to try it out).
The Mile High Club
The tomato juice cocktail has long been considered as the perfect drink to have whilst flying. If you’re in agreement, you’re not alone—a study conducted by researchers from Cornell have proven that the cocktail tastes better in the sky because of the noise levels. People apparently have difficulty picking up sweet flavors in noisier environments, which plays right into Miss Mary’s umami-ness.