The only thing better than waking up with a zesty bloody Mary? Waking up with a zesty bloody that’s been anointed with an over-the-top garnish (think: sliders, bacon or a whole chicken). Read on to see seven works of art that put that lone stalk of celery to shame.
OUR BLOODY BEST, THE NOOK ON PIEDMONT PARK
Atlanta, GA, thenookatlanta.com
No need to order breakfast when this is your beverage of choice. This 32-ounce bloody Mary made with Absolut Peppar features a hearty garnish of pepperoncinis, jalapenos, tots, steak, a slice of toast and a hard-boiled egg. And, if you want, you can sip it out of a beef straw.
CHICKEN FRIED BLOODY BEAST, SOBELMAN’S PUB
Milwaukee, WI, milwaukeesbestburgers.com
Sliders, sausage and shrimp are just a few of the toppings that grace the absolutely insane bloody Marys at Sobelman’s, but the main event has to be the Chicken Fried Bloody Beast. As if the pickles, olives, shrimp, onions, mushrooms, polish sausage and bacon-wrapped jalapeno skewers weren’t enough, each one of these bad boys is crowned with an entire deep fried chicken.
BBQ BLOODY MARY, THAT BOY GOOD
Oceanside, CA, thatboygoodbbq.com
This southern-style barbecue joint does not disappoint with its meaty Mary. The first thing you’ll probably notice is the rib garnish. Additionally, the drink is made with hot barbecue sauce and has a meat rub rim. Mmm. Meat.
CHUBBY MARY, THE COVE
Leland, MI, thecoveleland.com
The signature drink at this seafood joint is topped off with a smoked chub, a fish native to the Great Lakes. We’re guessing it’s especially tasty when enjoyed on the restaurant’s patio which overlooks Michigan’s Leland River.
SMAK BLOODY MARY, MADELINE TELLURIDE
Telluride, CO, madelinetelluride.com
A pair of sliders—one beef one lamb—sit atop the ski resort’s twist on the classic cocktail. Still not hearty enough for you? The drink is also mixed with beef stock.
THE ULTIMATE BLOODY MARY, LOLA
Denver, CO, loladenver.com
Chile poached shrimp, spicy asparagus, pickles, cheese and bacon kick up the bloody at this Denver brunch hotspot.
BLOODY MARY, HAUTE DISH
Minneapolis, MN, haute-dish.com
The bloodies here are served with hop rocket PBR, and options include tasty combos, such as the spicy House Bloody Mary, which contains siracha and garlic. Plus, three bucks buys you a chef’s skewer for your bloody, which is loaded with cheeses, pickled veggies and meats, including a chicken wing.