Sunday brunch never tastes better than when it’s all washed down with a Bloody Mary—but variety is the spice of life, so why not shake things up a little the next time you get your boozy brunch on?
Ah, the typical Sunday morning ritual: you roll out of bed and head to your favorite brunch spot for some R&R (which includes the perfect brunch cocktail, of course!). Combining the delicious flavors of spicy, salty, and sweet, the traditional Bloody Mary has been a solid brunch staple for the best part of a century. But why go for the same-old when you can add an unexpected but delightful twist? Bonus: by bringing all-natural V8 vegetable juice to the party, you’re actually drinking a serving of veggies with every glass. Don’t forget the garnishes!
2. The Bloody Caesar: Add clam juice to the classic Bloody Mary cocktail, plus a fresh clam in an endive-leaf boat on a side plate for a beautiful seafood garnish.
3. The Bloody Bull: Mix together a classic Bloody Mary and just add orange juice, beef broth, and an orange peel for garnish.
4. The Bloody Maria: Switch out the vodka that’s used in the classic Bloody Mary for tequila, and use lime instead of lemon.
5. The Red Snapper: Add in all of the classic Bloody Mary ingredients, this time replacing the vodka with gin and include both a lemon and lime for garnish.
For a slightly sweeter side, try our liquor merchant’s favorite: a traditional Bloody Mary with bourbon instead of vodka.