Now that you can get chicken & waffles pretty much anytime around here, Bloody Marys are one of the main reasons reason anyone goes to brunch in Miami, but you can't let just anybody with a bottle of vodka and some tomato juice make you one. No, you need one of the 11 best Bloody Marys in the 305...
Miami's 11 best Bloody Marys
Oolite is all about the healthy eating, but that doesn’t mean alcohol is off limits, they just pair it with fresh red tomato peppers, horseradish, and a yellow tomato juice floater.
You’ve got two options at EDGE Steak & Bar: pay $20 for bottomless Bloody Marys, or round up a group and order a pitcher or two. Crafted by the restaurant’s resident Bloody Mary expert, the extra spicy rim is the main draw thanks to EDGE’s own spice rub. Either way, you’re spending all day here.
It starts with Southwestern-style chipotle, cilantro, horseradish and, instead of vodka, agave wine, then gets a large stalk of celery & cornichons upon olives upon cornichons upon olives. You get the idea.
After Clarke’s closed, Miami Beach experienced a bit of a Bloody Mary lull. Thankfully Tongue & Cheek is bringing it back with not just one, but three versions, including their hot sauce-heavy signature drink the True Blood, the Green Envy w/ tomatillos, and the Fire in the Hole, which is even hotter than the first one.
Toro Toro may not be the obvious choice for Bloody Marys, but Joey Scorza adds unexpected ingredients to the mix, such as cocktail sauce, Sriracha, and Cajun seasoning, that provide a bull’s kick to the head of your hangover.
Served in a Mason jar, Yardbird’s Bloody Mary is the only one on the list that uses bacon-infused bourbon instead of plain old vodka, and it has hardcore followers. Garnishes include pickled green beans, olives soaked in vermouth and stuffed with a baby pickle, pickle okra, and crispy bacon.
This Bloody Mary is laid-back and bespoke at its best. Sometimes, it will come in a high boy, other times in a mug, your choice. It’s not about the presentation here; it’s all about the drink. Try it with pepper vodka for an extra spice. Garnished with chorizo, olives, and cornichons.
The Broken Shaker's Bloody Mary may not always be on the menu, but the Bar Lab team is always ready to make one for you. Just ask for this vibrant green beverage made with fresh pressed cucumber and garnished with house-pickled vegetables, filthy pepper stuffed olive, a spicy salt rim, and a cocktail umbrella.
Robert Ferrara’s Bloody Mary was recently crowned as the best in town at The Broken Shaker’s Bloody Mary Competition, probably 'cause of the way this grainy, spicy number combines Grey Goose with Lure Bloody Mary Mix, tops it with a filthy pickle, a deviled egg, and shrimp, then serves it with a Peroni back.
Megan Bardoe is the master of the Bloody Mary domain at Lulu in the Grove, presumably because of her Wake ‘N Bacon Blood Mary, which boasts both... waitforit!... bacon and bacon-infused vodka, plus house Bloody Mary mix. It's served in a glass w/ a bacon powder, togarashi, and has a celery salt rim. For brunch, order this instead of the regular old side of bacon with your eggs.
You don't often associate Blood Marys with Asia, but MAYBE YOU SHOULD (!), because this one blows even the most traditional out of the water by incorporating house bitters, olive and onion juice, chili, a secret MSG rim, a shrimp wonton topper, and a splash of Wynwood’s La Rubia beer. As if you need another reason to go to Blackbrick.
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1. Oolite Restaurant & Bar1661 Pennsylvania Ave, Miami Beach
2. Edge, Steak & Bar1435 Brickell Ave, Miami
3. The Federal Food Drink & Provisions5132 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
4. Tongue & Cheek431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
5. Toro Toro100 Chopin Plz, Miami
6. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach
7. Lou's Beer Garden7337 Harding Ave, Miami Beach
8. The Broken Shaker2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami
9. Lure Fishbar1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
10. Lulu in the Grove3105 Commodore Plz, Miami
11. Blackbrick3451 NE 1st Ave, Miami
Oolite is all about the healthy eating, but that doesn’t mean alcohol is off limits. The Guajllo Sunset Bloody keeps it in check with fresh red tomato peppers, horseradish, and a yellow tomato juice floater.
There are several things that separate this sophisticate venue from the high-brow steakhouses of Miami: for one, executive chef Aaron Brooks was named the Miami "Lambassador" by the Australian lamb council, and his lamb chops, served with chickpeas, fire-roasted peppers, red chimichurri, and coriander cream, are an award-winning signature. The rest of the meat-centric menu features Creekstone Farms steaks that are cooked over a mesquite-chipped grill, giving them a smoky, outdoorsy flavor that'll make you forget you’re sitting in the Four Seasons. And though the prices won't make a meal at Edge a casual spend, specialty seafood that's flown in every day makes the trip worth it.
The Phuc Yea! crew's homey spot on Biscayne is serving comfort food that you can wash down with 15 wines, beers on tap, and cocktails... just not all at once. Their light, fluffy biscuits have been ranked as some of the best in the country and are just a little sweet with a honey apple cider glaze. This modern American tavern serves up lunch, dinner and boozy brunch, and their Bloody Mary, made with Southwestern-style chipotle, cilantro, horseradish and agave wine, is not one to miss.
This down-home American spot is serving up awesome craft 'tails and twists on classic eats like meatballs and gravy, fried chicken, cured pork belly, and fish-n-chips.
This Pan-Latin restaurant sits in the lobby of a hotel, but its swank dark wood embellishments and leather booths make it feel like it's its own Miami establishment. The menu includes unexpected items like lamb skewers with yogurt sauce, though classic meat dishes like lamb chops and rib-eye steak are also popular.
Before Yardbird opened in 2011, Miami wasn't known for its Southern comfort cuisine, which somehow seemed odd for a city that's geographically part of the American south. All that changed when Top Chef finalist Jeff McInnis, along with restaurant vets Chris Romero and John Kunkel, opened Yardbird in Miami Beach and instantly made a name with their fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and watermelon salad. The menu is chock full of quintessential down-home foods, and the well-stocked bar doles out house cocktails like blackberry bourbon lemonade and Bloody Marys with bacon-infused bourbon.
Who doesn't love a poolside beer/wine bar with mosaic blue tile walls, a flatscreen for games, and seating around said pool? Chow down artisan pizzas, or an 8oz Angus burger with bacon and feta, because happy hour goes til 8pm.
The Broken Shaker's insanely good hand-crafted cocktails are made using herbs and spices from their own garden (say it together now: no mo gmo). Sip and kick back in the hostel's backyard in a hammock, play on the ping pong table, or take a dip in the pool. The Freehand Miami may just be one of the coolest places you’ve ever stayed— it’s a restored art deco building only minutes away from the Bass Museum of Art and the Miami beach. You gotta check it out, bro.
Robert Ferrara’s Bloody Mary is Grainy and spicy, mixed with Lure Bloody Mary Mix and topped with Filthy pickle, deviled egg and shrimp, and served with a Peroni throwback.
This Coconut Grove spot serve some killer Bloody Marys, like the Wake ‘N Bacon Blood Mary with bacon-Iinfused vodka, house Bloody Mary mix, bacon powder rim, and celery salt. For brunch, order this instead of the regular old side of bacon with your eggs.