Thank You, St. Regis, for 80 Years of the Bloody Mary

The St. Regis Washington DC hosted a three-course bottomless Bloody Mary brunch this Saturday to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of everyone’s favorite morning cocktail.bloodymary1

In 1934 at The St. Regis New York, renowned bartender Fernand Petiot invented the Bloody Mary… which he renamed the Red Snapper after “Bloody Mary” was deemed inappropriate for the hotel’s swanky guests.  In honor of the invention, Sunday’s brunch featured five red and snappy Bloody Mary recipes from St. Regis hotels around the world.  (Each of the St. Regis properties has its own signature Bloody Mary recipe, adding its own local flair.)

bloodymary2At brunch were the original Red Snapper (The St. Regis New York), the Capitol Mary (The St. Regis Washington, D.C.), the Arabian Snapper ( The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi), the Mary Terranean (The St. Regis Rome), and the Harry’s Texas Bloody Mary (The St. Regis Houston).

But just because you weren’t there for the anniversary event doesn’t mean you can’t toast the occasion — and Fernand Petiot — the next time you sip a Bloody Mary at the St. Regis bar… or buy a bottle of the brand new signature St. Regis Bloody Mary mix (in partnership with Arrowhead Farms), now available.