Celebrate the start of the weekend with one of these tasty Phoenix-based Bloody Mary cocktails.
The chipotle Bloody Mary at Lon’s at the Hermosa in Paradise Valley is a spicy local Southwest-inspired favorite. The cocktail is concocted of Hanger One chipotle vodka, Whiskey Willy’s bloody mary mix, blue cheese-stuffed olives and–natch–celery. www.hermosainn.com.
Guests are invited to the Weekend Fun Bar at Z’Tejas (pictured), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for build-your-own Bloody Marys (made with Grey Goose vodka) and Bloody Marias (made with tequila). More than 25 fresh juices and condiments are available for guests to create their your own one-of-a-kind concoction. www.ztejas.com.
Windsor (pictured on homepage) in Phoenix offers a traditional blend which features red tomatoes, roasted vegetables, Fresno chilies and fresh horseradish. For an out-of-the-box sip, try the Verde with green tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted poblanos, cilantro and watercress. The restaurant hosts a fully loaded Bloody Mary bar available Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Garnishes include cocktail onions, caper berries, pickled green tomatoes, jalapeno-stuffed olives, olives, citrus, Worchester sauce, celery salt, old bay seasoning, pimento peppers and more. www.windsoraz.com.
Instead of the traditional Bloody Mary bar, Del Frisco’s Grille in Phoenix brings guests a selection of garnishes right to their table via a butcher block. The restaurant uses a house-made Bloody Mary mix and Tito’s Vodka to make its cocktail oh-so tasty. http://delfriscosgrille.com/.
Diners adore J&G Steakhouse’s classic approach to the Bloody Mary. The no-frills beverage features vodka of your choice, the restaurant’s house-made mix, and is garnished with Spanish olives and fresh lemon wedges. www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com.
Everything is better with bacon. For instance, the Bloody Mary at Scottsdale’s RnR. It is made of tomato stock, black pepper, celery salt, olive juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire, Guinness, premium vodka, and then garnished with a piece of bacon, celery stalk as well as a skewered olive, lemon and lime. http://rnrscottsdale.com/.
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