The birthplace of the Bloody Mary? The first Bloody Mary was supposedly made here at Harry’s New York Bar located in the heart of Paris, France.
It’s creator was bartender Fernand Petiot, who ended up leaving France to bartend at the St. Regis Hotel, where he perfected the cocktail. His timing coincided with the end of the Prohibition & the start of the Great Depression.
Peep this video of a Bloody Mary being made at Harry’s!
(Thanks to Liver Bashers for the pics!)
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Highlighted today – Twisted Spoke‘s Road Rash. If you ever go to Twisted, peep their rooftop patio & their bloody menu. The Rash is my go-to!
Some bloody goodness at The Dec, the rooftop bar at the Ritz-Carlton’s restaurant deca in Chicago. A Four Seasons Hotel, this spot is known for its barrel-aged cocktails & rotating list of craft beer, but the bloody is worth writing home about.
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.
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 and stuffed olive on a skewer, is a solid go-to (this was my third time here, solid each time).
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 Sierra Nevada beer back.
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!
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, this simple yet effective classic is as recommended as their Antique Taco pizza or Lillie Q pizza!
…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!
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 & it worked as a unique alternative to my usual routine. I usually make mine the same – spicy with lots of horseradish & Worcestershire and other salty additions. Secret Spice is a flavor unlike any other – a mix of smoky and mild-to-moderately spicy. If you want a real zesty mix, you can add more of the spice…or use less to tone it back. It’s made up of organic smoked paprika, organic cayenne pepper, toasted & ground organic mustard seed, organic cane sugar, sea salt, organic garlic powder, and organic black pepper.
In addition to bloodies, it can be used as a rib rub, for pulled pork, chili, chicken, chip dip, and as a BBQ sauce. Hit up Sweet Is The Spice here for Secret Spice & other rubs & seasonings. My friend Angela is the owner and will take care of you!