Bloody Mary

Penny De Los Santos

Probably invented sometime in the early 20th century (one likely apocryphal account features a Palm Beach socialite named Mary Warburton, who spilled a tomato-and-vodka drink down her white dress and thus inspired the name), this now ubiquitous brunch cocktail has lent itself to countless interpretations, most of them revolving around the basic theme of a peppery kick complemented by tangy, vodka-spiked tomato juice.