Committee: (50 Northern Ave, Boston, Massachusetts) A delicious alternative to the classic concoction, the Bloody Marietta is the Mediterranean version of the cocktail, offering a distinct Greek-inspired spin. The mix is infused with everything from olive oil, basil, oregano and olive tapenade before being garnished with spicy feta stuffed olives! The perfect accompaniment to their out of this world breakfast gyro, the pairing is a match made in culinary heaven you will not soon forget!
Lola: (1575 Boulder St, Denver, Colorado) This popular restaurant serves authentic Mexican food with a gourmet flair seven nights a week for dinner, yet locals know that the best time to experience this place is to come for brunch on the weekends. Alongside such comforting morning dishes as Horchata Pancakes and Green Chili Huevos, their Ultimate Bloody Mary is well worth waiting all week for! Known for its intense level of spiciness, the accompaniments are just as fiery as the drink itself, including a chilled shrimp poached in chili sauce coupled with spicy, pickled asparagus that will ensure you start your day invigorated!
The Nook: (1144 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia) Start your morning with their signature cocktail, the Bloody Best, which combines 32 ounces of perfectly spiced mix combined with vodka that is all designed to be happily slurped from a hollowed-out beef straw! As is the case with most killer Bloody Marys, the magic here is in the toppings, which include the standard lemon, lime, jalapenos and pepperoncini’s, yet this spot goes a step farther by including a piece of buttered toast, freshly cooked tater tots and even a skewer of flavorful steak!
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The Public House: (3355 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada) Located deep within the casino at the Venetian lies this gem that prides itself on top-notch food as well as an enormous beer and cocktail selection. While there are three separate recipes to choose from, you can’t go wrong with the Cerdo Picante Bloody Mary! Simple yet deliciously paired, the bacon and jalapeno infused vodka is the star of the show here, perfectly complimented by the house mix and garnished with olives and a chilled shrimp!
The Ruby Slipper: (1005 Canal St, New Orleans, Louisiana) This place is a popular spot for enjoying a morning libation. While you can elect for the delicious classic Bloody Mary, the Ruby Slipper has a bacon infused version that is absolutely out of this world. A perfect balance of smokiness and tang, a thick piece of perfectly cooked bacon and a skewer of spicy green beans completes the masterpiece.
The Small Bar: (4628 Park Blvd, San Diego, California) Voted the Best Bloody Mary in America by Huffington Post, the Bloody Mary Superior is a classic, tasty example by which all other versions of the drink are measured. The ingredients are simple yet classic – house made mix, chili-garlic infused vodka, a splash of steak sauce and some Guinness thrown in for good measure. From there, they pile on the fixings, which include everything from the classic skewer of olives topped with bacon and shrimp along with less familiar treats, such as pickled green beans and marinated mushrooms. For just $8.00, you can combat your hangover with the holy grail of Bloody Marys, accompanied by a complimentary bag of pork rinds!
Sunda: (110 West Illinois St, Chicago, Illinois) This charming eatery prides itself on blending Asian influences with a modern, artistic flair. Be sure to sample their Sumo Mary, which blends a deliciously spicy mixture combined with vodka and paired with all sorts of authentic Asian toppings. From the perfectly prepared lumpia, duck bao and Chinese pickles accompanied by pork belly, and of course, bacon, this is one of the most deliciously unusual takes on the classic drink you will find anywhere!