Bloody Mary


plural Bloody Marys
: a cocktail consisting essentially of vodka and usually spiced tomato juice

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Segarra is beyond content: with his role as a father, with the way his career is going, with the Bloody Mary. Seija Rankin, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Apr. 2023 Indulge in popular dishes, including Tortilla Española, crab Benedict and the classic American breakfast, along with their sparkling Aperol spritz or Bloody Mary. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 22 Apr. 2023 Try it out with a mango margarita or Bloody Mary. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Sep. 2022 The director begged me to give it to my classmate, who’d won the role of Liat, Bloody Mary’s daughter. Sue Wunder, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Aug. 2022 Batch 22 is meant to be sipped or used in a variety of cocktails, including aquavit versions of a Bloody Mary, Negroni or Mule. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 10 Aug. 2022 The Carry on Cocktail Kit is now available in a number of flavors, from the Old Fashioned to the Margarita to the Bloody Mary. Lucia Tonelli, Town & Country, 14 July 2022 Pair your meal with a mimosa, Bellini or Bloody Mary. Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Mar. 2023 Guests receive a complimentary mimosa, Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria with the purchase of an entree. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 29 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


probably from Bloody Mary, appellation of Mary I of England

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bloody Mary was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Bloody Mary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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