Loretta’s Bloody Mary

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Invented by bartender Fernand Petiot at Harry's New York Bar in Paris in the 1920s, the bloody mary began as a simple blend of vodka and tomato juice. Petiot brought it with him when he returned to the States, added the drink's signature spiciness, and since then it has soared in popularity, spawning numerous variations. This one came from Loretta's Restaurant in Mobile, Alabama, where bloody marys are a Mardi Gras tradition.