NBC News (NBC) - It's National Bloody Mary day...and that's no accident in case you've had too many Champagne toasts to ring in the new year.
A Bloody Mary is universally considered one of the most popular hangover cures on New Year's Day.
Experts say the tomato-based drink itself helps to absorb toxins.
Although there are many theories about where the name Bloody Mary originated.
It's widely associated with the notorious Queen Mary Tudor.
It's believed that the Bloody Mary made its debut in 1921 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris.