Tonight we're going party like it's 1933.
The Bloody Mary cocktail, created in New York City by a French bartender, turned 75 years old Monday. Originally called the "Red Snapper" by squeamish bar-goers, the mix of vodka, tomato juice and Tabasco has enjoyed enduring popularity.
New Yorkers will also lead the nation's boozehounds in a festive binge at Times Square, where bars are offering anniversary drink specials. Some intend the sell the highball at 1933 prices—99 cents a glass.
Celebrants who can't make it to the bar can follow along at home with the following recipe from drinksmixer.com
1 1/2 oz vodka
3 oz tomato juice
1 dash lemon juice
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 - 3 drops Tabasco® sauce
1 lime wedge
Shake all ingredients (except lime wedge) with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the wedge of lime and serve.