Top 10 Bloody Marys in the Twin Cities

Categories: Cocktails, Top 10
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Peggy from AMC's Mad Men
The Bloody Peggy just doesn't have the same ring to it
The Bloody Mary: Some like it hot, some like it extra hot, and some like it with an entire meal's worth of garnishes piled on top. From the stacked to the spicy to the newest out-of-the-box spin on this breakfast cocktail, we've sipped our way through the cities' best Bloody Marys and rounded up the top ten. Feast your eyes on the first five of our list, then get out and judge for yourself. Don't say we didn't warn you, though, if you get a bartender's stink-eye for ordering one of these after dark.

See also:
Top 10 craft cocktail bars in the Twin Cities
Top 10 donuts in the Twin Cities

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Ben Lansky
Bloody Homer at Icehouse
10. Best Thick for the Thin
Icehouse's Simpsons-themed Bloody Homer, $11
Notable for its almost soup-like viscosity and the impressive amount of calories it packs into its garnishes -- which consist of a thick slab of chewy bacon skewered with a sugary mini donut -- the Bloody Homer at Icehouse is a brunch-only cocktail that's worth wading through the week for. Not down with so much pork in your drink? They make a vegetarian version appropriately called the Bloody Lisa that's finished with a skewer of house-made pickled veggies instead.
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Emily Weiss
Smoked Poblano Bloody at Northbound 
9. Best Smoke and Spice
Northbound Brewpub's Smoked Poblano Bloody, $7.50
It's tough to go to Northbound and not order one of their own beers, but the brewpub has actually boasted a full bar since its inception. Recently they added their take on the classic tomato-based cocktail: a subtly smoky version with plenty of black pepper and poblano in the mix. Squeeze in a little lemon for balance and the whole thing really comes together. It's served with olives and a celery-salted rim, but the pair of smoked white cheddar cheese curds are best saved for your dessert. 

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37 comments
Mike Riemer
Mike Riemer

Green Mill spicy bloody should be on the list.

Stacy M. Bray
Stacy M. Bray

Not Burger Jones in Burnsville! Make sure people know you mean Minneapolis only! :(

Melinda Roller
Melinda Roller

Geez no mention of spring st tavern ne mpls... Their spring street blend is awesome n every sat n sun build ur own bloody

Can Nah
Can Nah

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Shorty Aka-Jon The-Baptist
Shorty Aka-Jon The-Baptist

Seriously? No mention of Keegan's Irish Pub hot pepper infused vodka bloody with Irish bacon, boiled egg, pickle spear, olives, and celery? Changed my like. Best I have ever had. Ever. And I'm picky ;)

Liesl Wiborg
Liesl Wiborg

You mean 5. Why title this 10 when you don't give 10.

Alex Fernandez
Alex Fernandez

Want to try some of these places Jasmyne Hamilton?

Zach Boyce
Zach Boyce

The bloody marys at The Herkimer Pub & Brewery are the best! There may not be a burger attached to it, but it has the best flavor!

Karmy Luker
Karmy Luker

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Tammy Belka
Tammy Belka

Today is St Urho's! How about a mention, CP?

eurydice7
eurydice7

Cherokee Tavern also lets you pour your own booze, I think...

Annd, if you're looking to make your own, the Golden Fig on Grand has an excellent mix.  It's perfect with bakon vodka :-)


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