This past January 1, National Bloody Mary Day, The St. Regis New York began its countdown celebration to its one millionth Red Snapper (“the original Bloody Mary cocktail”) sold.
First created in 1934 by bartender Fernand Petiot after a guest asked him to recreate a cocktail he had in Paris. Petiot spiced up the recipe (literally) and the Red Snapper was born. It’s been adapted into countless variations by others throughout the years but the original recipe still stands as one of the most cherished and ordered cocktails. On track to hit the millionth sale of the classic libation next week, the New York hotel has been leading the city in counting down to the milestone for over a month; guests of the King Cole Bar have been watching the iconic cab call located under the hotel’s stately canopy drop down to 0.
The lucky purchaser of the millionth cocktail will receive a special surprise from The St. Regis New York to mark the occasion.
In honor of the cocktail’s historic milestone, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has bottled and retailed – for a limited time – the original Red Snapper Recipe. The signature St. Regis Bloody Mary mix, created in partnership with Arrowhead Farms, renowned event designer Bronson van Wyck’s cocktail line, will be available worldwide for purchase at www.stregis.com/boutique and arrowheadfarms.com, retailed as a 25 oz. bottle for $28 and a 5 oz. mini-bottle for $7.
The King Cole Bar is open Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m., and Sunday noon-midnight. You must be 21 or over and in proper attire after 4:00 p.m.