The Tap Trailhouse (address and info)
Your brain might still be foggy, but muster whatever brainpower you can for Tap Trailhouse’s extensive "Build-a-Bloody" menu. Earthy smoked paprika and mustard-spiked tomato juice forms the base, followed by craft spirits (i.e. Grand Ten Fire Puncher), some heat and tang (house habanero), a rim (cayenne bacon), any additions (North End Soppressata), and, finally, some tried-and-true garnishes (celery, lime, lemon, olives). Hard work has its rewards.
Cask ‘n Flagon (address and info)
Wear some plaid and pretend you’re Norm Abram for Cask’s fully equipped "Build Your Own Bloody Mary" workshop. Your project begins with tomato juice and the house "mud mix," then you add embellishments like your favorite spirit (Tito’s, Hendrick’s) and a flavor-booster rim (smoked salt & pepper). Garnishes like pulled pork sliders and chocolate-dipped bacon expand your Bloody into a full-meal deal.
Russell House Tavern (address and info)
The best things come in "threes" (wishes, company, Destiny’s Children), as do Russell House Tavern’s Bloody Marys. Sobieski vodka smooths out the classic version, while serrano-infused Xicaru mezcal scorches the Mezcal Mary. Complete the trifecta with Maria Basilico, a refined and slightly orange-y revelation with basil-charged vodka and Meletti amaro.