Queen of the seas, or in honor of someone named cocktail "Bloody Mary"
• The queen of the seas, or in honor of someone named cocktail "Bloody Mary"
Versions of how there was a cocktail "Bloody Mary", and why he was so called, there are about a dozen, and the prescription of events to choose one of them as the only true is hardly possible. But one of the most interesting version is that the drink was named after a ruthless and desperate female pirate - Mary Reed. Her life was full of adventure and formed the basis for an action movie.
Lisa Gaston as Mary Reed 1961
Mary Read was born in England around 1685 her mother married a sailor who left her, leaving her pregnant. He died in a shipwreck, a woman a few months later gave birth to a boy, but he died before reaching the year. Frivolous beauty soon became pregnant and gave birth to a girl again. With its infancy dressed boy to convince the rich-in-law that it is her grandson, and receive financial support from it.
Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Antique prints
At age 15, Mary went to Flanders, where, under the name of Mark and menswear was enrolled in an infantry regiment as a cadet. Later she went to serve in the cavalry, and for several years been involved in the fighting, showing the desperate bravery and cruelty. Marie decided to reveal his secret, when fell in love with a comrade-in-arms. They got married and had retired. The young couple rented a house in the Netherlands, and installing a tavern "The Three Horseshoes".
Postage stamp, which depicts a female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read
But heal measured and calm family life, they were not meant to be. Mary's husband died suddenly, the tavern does not increase earnings and the woman decided to once again go to the infantry regiment. Once the ship on which Mary was sent to the West Indies, was captured by pirates. Finding himself on the pirate ship, the woman suddenly realized that it was exactly what she was looking for - adventure, adrenaline, battle and a good profit. So in 25 years, Mary Reed became a pirate by the name of John Reed.
A scene from the film The Adventures of Mary Reed * * 1961
during sea raids, pirates seized a large number of merchant ships and deprived life of many sailors. Cruelty in combat differed two women, who were among the pirates, - Mary Read and Anne Bonny, wife of Captain John Rekhema. For his ferocity in battle, they were nicknamed "the brutal cat of hell."
Lisa Gaston as Mary Reed 1961
In autumn 1720 a pirate ship "Dragon" was attacked by the British royal frigate. Pirates seized and on arrival in Jamaica brought to justice. All of them were sentenced to be hanged, but the two women were spared because they were both pregnant. But Mary Read died, presumably from a fever. There is also a version that she was secretly murdered. Because more than anything else, Mary loved bloody battle and a strong drink, it is believed that cocktail "Bloody Mary" was named in her honor.
Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Engraving 1724
However, the proposed and other versions. In British history was another "Bloody Mary" - the so-called ruthless Mary Tudor of I, which straightens the disagreeable with cruelty. During her reign about 300 Protestants burned at the stake. However, if it is connected with the name of an alcoholic drink, hard to say.
A still from the movie The Adventures of Mary Reed * * 1961
His birth tomato-vodka cocktail bartender obliged Petio Fernando, who worked in a Paris bar "New York" in the early twentieth century. But if the French did not appreciate the drink, he gained widespread popularity in America in the 1930s. If you believe this version, the name cocktail was named after an ordinary girl Mary frequented bar.