Over the course of a century, the Bloody Mary has gone from urbane to mainstream to outsized social media extremes. In celebration of National Bloody Mary Day, here are some of our Texas favorites to try now!
Isabel Eats’ Bloody Mary borrows everything we love about the classic—tomato juice, olives, spices—but serves hers spiked with tequila! Splash in some fresh lime juice and a few dashes of your go-to hot sauce to finish it off.
This clever Bloody from Culinary Hill is an all-in-one breakfast! They forgo the flimsy celery and instead top their homemade Bloody Mary with Deviled eggs and a couple slices of crispy bacon. The perfect post-party cure.
We hate when our Bloody Mary’s become watered down from melted ice cubes. Delish has found a cure to make sure you can enjoy this savory drink longer. Next time you make a bloody Mary, save some of the leftover mixture and add it to an ice tray to create Bloody Mary ice cubes.
Houston: Fielding’s Wood Grill and Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar— Bloody Mary Flight
Ever want to order the whole menu? Well, now you don’t have to decide with the full Bloody Mary flight at Fielding’s Wood Grill and Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar in The Woodlands. For $20 you can try the Whiskey + Bacon, served with Alberta dark barrel rye and candied bacon, and the Smoker, made in a smoked glass with rey campero mezcal.
Austin: Hail Mary at Star Bar
We all know everything’s bigger in Texas, and the Hail Mary at Star Bar in Austin is pure proof. Voted one of the top ten Bloody Marys in America, it’s garnished with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, you’ll get a whole day’s worth of meals in one drink.
Frisco: Over the TOP Bloody Mary at Nerdvana
We can’t stop thinking about the overflowing Bloody Mary at Nerdvana in Frisco. This drink is literally dripping in cheese thanks to the skewered grilled cheese sandwich garnish. For more on this super-fun restaurant, check out our segment from Goodtaste with Tanji here.
New Braunfels: Texas-Sized Bloody Mary at Krause’s Cafe
For over 80 years, Krause’s Cafe and Biergarten has celebrated New Braunfels’ German history with its delicious Texan-Bavarian mash-ups, an extensive beer selection and lively biergarten. Those German roots go through to their epic Bloody Mary served up in a beer stein with a sausage skewered on the side!
We had an incredible meal at Charlie Bird in New York City and its Bloody Mary was an absolute standout. Fresh tomatoes and cucumber are pureed, strained and then marinated in vinegar, salt and a touch of chili flakes. It is light, refreshing and not as filling as your standard Bloody Mary. Get the recipe HERE.
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