Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A New Holiday?

I think most of us greet January (any year) with a great big yawn.  The excitement is over or depending on your degree of participation in the holidays, was never there in the first place.

But I think this might be a minor celebration many of us can get our teeth into (literally.)

January 1st is national (!) Bloody Mary Day!  And I think the newly-re-opened King Cole Bar, St. Regis Hotel, may have been the group that dreamed this up.  And this amused me, too.  They are promoting their  "Red Snapper" which they claim is related to the original Bloody Mary recipe in 1934, invented by Fernand Petiot.

Here's what they say is the Original Bloody Mary recipe

1 oz. vodka
2 oz. tomato juice
1 dash lemon juice
2 dashes salt
2 dashes black pepper
2 dashes cayenne pepper
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce

The King Cole Bar will wait a long time for patronage by me -- they charge $30 a Bloody Mary or Red Snapper or whatever they're calling the vodka and tomato juice drink this week!  Talk about New York Nerve!

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