While mimosas are a good way to welcome the day, there are many customers who can’t imagine brunch without a Bloody Mary. The cocktail started out as a strong blend of tomato juice and vodka, but inventive bartenders have ramped up the spice level and added personal touches. Now this Sunday accompaniment is becoming even more complex, with some places featuring an option of over thirty ingredients!
San Francisco, CA
The Bloody Hammer is a mix of Death’s Door White Whiskey, tomato juice, Whiskey Barrel Aged Smoked Pepper Sauce, and Five-spice rim
San Francisco, CA
On Bloody Mary Sundays, you can have it your way. Served in a tall tumbler with two shots of house vodka to start, build your own bloody mary from the tomato juice on up with everything from garlic and horseradish to artichokes and pickles.
Shaw’s Crab House
With over 30 condiments and garnishes to boot, the traditional bloody mary is mixed to perfection including only your favorite ingredients.
The Living Room
If you’ve had enough of the Bloody Mary, try the Bloody Maria—Cuervo Gold tequila, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and tomato juice garnished with a lime wedge and pepperoncini; $7 (10oz), $10 (16oz)
South Congress Café
For something a little spicier, try the Infused Bloody Mary made with South Congress’ signature Tito’s Spicy Infusion—vodka infused with bell peppers, onions, celery, lemons, limes, garlic and jalapenos—blended with a spicy bloody mary mix.
Caracas Arepa Bar
Cachaça, muddled cherry tomatoes, celery puree, horseradish essence, habanero bitters and a salty rim; $7
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
This bloody mary bar puts a whole new spin on the word “customize.” Choose out of three homemade mixes, which feature such ingredients as chipotle peppers, wasabi, ginger and white pepper, and pair it with a grand selection of vodkas, sake and tequilas; $14, $10 with brunch buffet