Signature Cocktail

June 2, 2015

It can be argued that The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building offers the best views of Chicago (and Indiana too).  On the 96th floor, enjoy the views from the lounge with this Bloody Mary treat….equipped with a Hancock building skewer with lemon and olives.

Heat Check

April 20, 2015

Wasabi + Srihacha = Money While Union Sushi (230 W Erie, River North) is better know for its black rice dishes, their bloody mary stands to be one of Chicago’s spiciest.  Is it the wasabi or the srihacha that causes the burn? All I know is that their bloody, paired with a pickled Vidalia onion […]

Eye of the Tiger

April 16, 2015

I first tried the Bloody Mary at Kaiser Tiger (1415 W Randolph) at the second Chicago’s Best Bloody Mary Competition last fall.  I wasn’t impressed by that sampler size but I was by this full size one this time around!  A simple taste (a little tomatoey, subtle heat) that complimented my burger nicely.  Not pictured – a […]

Guess Who’s Back?

April 10, 2015

A Lot Of Bloody Good is back! Peep this beauty from Tavern At Little Fort located in the north side of Chicago (North Center to be exact).  They make their own mix with the perfect amount of heat & Worcestershire!

Know Your Roots

September 4, 2014

If you live in Chicago, you know Roots Pizza in Ukranian Village for its Quad Cities-style pizza made from local & organic ingredients.  But you probably didn’t know they have a ridiculous drink selection, as well as a solid bloody mary. Using a housemade mix with Finlandia vodka & topped with mozzarella, salami & pepperoncini skewer, […]

Two of my favorite things…

August 1, 2014

…that would be my daughter Olivia and a bloody mary, of course! Enjoying this bloody on a gorgeous afternoon on the patio of Logan Bar & Grill in Logan Square.  Definitely recommended…flavorful & light homemade mix.  A winner!

#sweetandspicy

July 15, 2014

When making a bloody mary at home, we can get into routines. We will buy the same bottled mix or use the same vodka. Why not mix it up?  Instead of buying a bottled mix, try making your own mix using a seasoning. I tried Sweet Is The Spice “Secret Spice” seasoning with some tomato juice […]

My New Favorite

July 14, 2014

I have a new favorite bloody mary.  In my opinion, the long, undisputed winner in Chicago was the Road Rash Bloody at Twisted Spoke.  This might top it….even though it could be a distant cousin of it (I’ll explain later). While exploring my new neighborhood, I stumbled into Floyd’s Pub (1944 N. Oakley) in Bucktown.  It happened […]

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Bloody Mary > Peanuts & Cracker Jacks

July 10, 2014

The Cubbies are back in town after a road trip.  Yes, their season is over after their fire sale trade but nothing beats a Friday afternoon game at Wrigley Field. For years, every Friday game would start at 1:20 pm CST.  But now game time is at 3:05 pm CST and those working downtown with summer […]

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Drink The Juice

July 7, 2014

I guess it’s not gross to drink the pickle juice from the jar anymore… Target is now selling pickle spears in bloody mary mix through their Archer Farms brand.  The mix is not bad…pretty spicy actually.  Makes for a perfect quick snack when you don’t want a whole bloody mary.  I wish I had thought […]