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Todd English PUB "All About Mary" Bloody Mary

Todd English P.U.B. Go Big or Go Home.

4.5 Celery Stalks, Nevada

It's 6am, and I have a hankering for some penny slots and an over-the-top bloody mary. Four and a half hours later and I'm sitting at Todd English P.U.B. in Las Vegas. As many of you know, I am leaving the sunny sands of Long Beach, California for the land of grunge music, flannel shirts… Read More...

Backyard Bloody Mary at 301 Beachfront in Huntington Beach, CA

Backyard Mary. Spicy, Savory and Perfectly Balanced.

4 Celery Stalks, Bloody Mary Mix, California

Okay, just one more dog post, and I promise I’ll stop. With the dog theme fully in tow, Backyard Mary bloody mary mix features bone-shaped font, three doggy faces on the label and a bottle sizing system inspired by the owners’ four dogs, Chi-Chi, Jupiter, Goliath and Shaq.  To be honest, you would have been reading… Read More...

Sarabeth's New York Bloody Mary_

Sarabeth’s Stealthy Spice Surprise

3 Celery Stalks, New York

I broke my one rule. “Don’t ever drink tequila…like ever.” And I was paying a dear price for my folly. Luckily for you, that meant only one thing: The Hangover Avenger was back, scouring the streets of NYC in search of the perfect sidekick to defeat Evil Hangover. Would Sarabeth’s bloody mary rise to the… Read More...

Lazy Dog Cafe Brunch Cocktail Menu

Lazy Dog Cafe. Bloody Mary Times Two.

3.5 Celery Stalks, California

I may be on some strange dog kick right now.  Last week it was Dogz Bar & Grill; this week it's Lazy Dog Cafe.  A quick Google search shows that I have exhausted all the dog-themed restaurants in close proximity, though a "Crooked Duck" and a "Blackbird Cafe" are not far.  Bird theme anyone? I… Read More...

Dogz Bar & Grill Bloody Mary, Long Beach, CA

Dogz Bar & Grill. Hot Dogs, a Furry and Vodka-Filled Bloody Marys.

3 Celery Stalks, California

Sometimes, things aren't as they seem.  Or maybe, don't judge a book by its cover.  Or possibly, a first impression isn't always a lasting impression.  They may all be applicable here. I had driven past this person in a full-body, floppy-eared, brown dog costume more times than I can remember.  I'll refer to "him" as a… Read More...

Salty's Bloody Mary Portland

Salty’s on the Columbia. Habanero Hell.

2 Celery Stalks, Oregon

Sometimes life gives you lemons. And sometimes you don't even get the damn lemons. On a Sunday not too long ago, life gave me a bad bloody mary, not even a lemon to be found. Described as Salty's Spicy Mary with "house infused habanero vodka, house made bloody mary mix, and a spicy rim," I… Read More...

The Smith New York Bloody Mary

Secret Hangovers Call for The Smith’s Secret Recipe Bloody Mary

4 Celery Stalks, New York

I thought I escaped his grasp, even after, for better or worse, following up a rich California cabernet with cheap Asian beer and three courses of extra spicy Thai food. I should’ve known better. My arch nemesis, Evil Hangover, was only lurking, waiting for me to utter seven simple words — “I’m going to have… Read More...

Hotel Monaco Room Service Bloody Mary

A Wedding Day Bloody Mary. Red Star Tavern via Hotel Monaco.

3.5 Celery Stalks, Oregon

Dear bloody mary enthusiasts, I know it's been awhile... a very long while.  But I promise to be better.  I must confess that my attentions have been elsewhere.  You know him as The Celery Stalker.  He's kind, sexy, and, most importantly, a fellow bloody mary imbiber.  And dear friends, just two weeks ago, WE GOT MARRIED… Read More...

Broken Land Bloody Mary-3

Broken Land, Bloody Grand

4.5 Celery Stalks, New York

I've got a theory that drinks mimic their maker. I've nearly lost teeth from the punch of drinks mixed by loud, aggressive bartenders. In the same vein, I've ordered from careless folk and wound up with garnish like something plucked from a Kansas field circa 1932. Some of my more 4:20 minded friends have tossed… Read More...

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Bloody Mary Enthusiasts Unite at The Brooklyn Bloody Mary Festival

Inspirational

11 bloody marys.  3 hours.  200 bloody mary enthusiasts.  With its unlimited tomato-based cocktail creations, the Brooklyn Bloody Mary Festival was an absolute sold out success. I had the pleasure of judging the competition with three other celebrity bloody mary aficionados.  Matt Bruck of Joios Inc., the lovely Diane Mina, and Mr. Danny Gottlieb each… Read More...