A beautiful full-color companion, with innovative recipes for twenty drink variations and directions for fifteen gourmet garnishes. Have you ever wondered when the original Bloody was invented? Who makes the best prepared mix? Why a hangover makes you feel so bad? The Bloody Mary covers everything about this popular drink, including: its invention at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, and the complete history, including a thorough discussion of the Bloody's inspiration--the hangover: its biological causes as well as its best (and worst) cures twenty variations, including the Red Snapper, the Bloody Swedish Blonde, the Surf and Turf, and celebrity concoctions from David Rosengarten, Dale Degroff, and Sirio Maccioni recipes for garnishes, from the simple lemon twist to chilled Cajun crawfish an analysis of the most popular prepared mixes a guide to serving the Bloody in style--from the proper glassware to garnish presentation--and no-nonsense advice on responsible consumption. Thorough yet accessible, and suffused with charm and wit, The Bloody Mary will delight anyone who has ever enjoyed this unlikely concoction.