The Bloody Mary is the cocktail world's most popular, and populist, kitchen sink of a drink. Anyone can make one, and you can add as many (or as few) ingredients as you wish. They're also versatile, meaning that even though they pair best with morning eggs, they can be knocked back any time. And sometimes, thanks to our city's aggressive picklers, they're so packed with garnishes you don't even need to order food. But you should, because you're a grownup now.
With Cocktail Week dragging its tired self to a close, there may be no better time to treat yourself to a tall glass of bloodshot-eye-opening vodka obscured by garlic, tomatoes and peppers, topped with pickled salads, meat sticks and whatever else your bartender finds in the fridge. Just about every bar in town has its own signature Bloody Mary, from neighborhood dives to high-end dens of craft mixology. These just happen to be our picks for 10 solid versions in range of choices and neighborhoods. Find a new one to try, and if you've got a favorite to share, let us know in the comments.Read More