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 it 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! Forgo the flimsy celery and instead top your homemade cocktail with deviled eggs and a couple slices of crispy bacon. The perfect post-party cure.
We hate when our Bloody Mary becomes watered down from melted ice cubes. Delish has found a cure to make sure you can enjoy this savory drink longer. Next time you whip up a batch, save some of the leftover mixture and add it to an ice-cube tray to create flavored 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. Lauded as one of the top Bloody Marys not just in Texas but in America numerous times over the years, it’s loaded with so many garnishes, it’s like a whole day’s worth of meals in one drink!
Dallas: Simple and No-Fuss Bloody Mary at Smoky Rose
If something plain and simple is what you’re craving, this Tito’s Bloody from Smoky Rose in Dallas is for you! Not everyone wants an over-the-top drink (especially after a night of a little too much fun), and this one will hit the spot with absolutely anything you order off the brunch menu.
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 extend to their epic Bloody Mary, served 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.