Here's How the Bloody Mary Came From Paris to Become a New York City Staple

In its current state, the Bloody Mary is an homage to American Excess. When your drink has a cheeseburger on top of it, you know you have gone too far. But this drink, a staple in New York City brunch spots and bars, has more humble roots across the Atlantic, where it was first invented. Learn how in this episode of the Thrillist Investigates series from Thrillist.

A sworn by hangover cure and the perfect excuse for a boozy brunch, the tomato juice and vodka cocktail traveled to New York from the famous “Harry’s New York Bar” in Paris. In this episode of Thrillist Investigates we take you through the history of the Bloody Mary, starting in Paris during the 1920’s. Here’s how America’s obsession with canned tomato juice during prohibition, the Russian Revolution and a New York millionaire created the perfect brunch cocktail.

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Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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