Top 10 Bloody Marys in the Twin Cities, Part 2

Categories: Cocktails, Top 10
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3. Best If You Are Broke and Hungry
 Lucky's 13's BLT Bloody Mary, $6.95
"You've gotta ask yourself a question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" We definitely do when our weekend brunch cocktail comes with a beautiful BLT lagniappe and a 7-ounce beer back. Stacked with a whole quarter of a BLT sandwich, the Lucky's 13 BLT Bloody is a mellower version of its spicy brethren, but makes up for lack of heat with a healthy pour of vodka. We do wish there were more pickles involved, but it's hard to argue with crispy bacon, a light shmear of mayo, lettuce, and tomato on perfectly browned toast, plus a cocktail and a beer for $7. Helpful tip: Tackle the BLT as fast as you can, or the bread will get a little soggy from the Bloody Mary. As if you needed an excuse to snatch up that sammy.

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Emily Weiss
2. Best Infused
Muddy Waters' fresh basil Bloody Mary, $9
Bright with the almost licorice-like freshness of basil infused vodka, Muddy's bloody takes its flavor cues from marinara sauce. It's savory but not overly salty, elegant but still very sturdy, and -- though it seems like a small point -- just the right amount of ice. It leaves you with a slight burn in the back of your throat, a lingering tingle on the lips, and goes great with an order of Muddy's breakfast poutine. 

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Kelly Moritz
1. Best New Classic
Strip Club's 100% house-made Bloody Mary, $8.50
Tart, meaty, and perfectly spicy, the Strip Club's one hundred percent house-made brunch beverage of choice is the Bloody Mary for people who say they don't like Bloody Marys. Assembled with tasty touches like whole capers, Sriracha and a top secret blend of spices, this mix is as well-balanced as you'd expect from the tastemakers at the Strip Club Meat & Fish. In the words of co-owner Tim Niver, "Sitting, eating brunch, and drinking a bloody Mary is as much about the moment as it is about the aftermath, and getting back to your couch. It should be like a magic carpet ride that just carries you back there." If you've never tried a bloody you could get on board with, but you do like food that tastes good, give this classic version a go and prepare to be converted.

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31 comments
tmenier
tmenier

For my money, Ike's (#2), Floyd's (#1...far more deserving of the "Best Worth the Drive" crown)

AprilStreich
AprilStreich

Missing: Eli's downtown, and Longfellow's Grill.

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

KEEGANS!!!!! BEST BLOODY EVER!!!! AMAZING!!! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!! YES I AM YELLING, SCREAMING EVEN.... why is theirs not here!!!!????

Caitlin Stotesbery
Caitlin Stotesbery

Had one at the Herkimer a week ago that was delicious! Even came with a pickle roll up, never seen that before but I liked it :D nothin like a really good bloody mary, yum!

DawnL McArthur
DawnL McArthur

At the bloody Mary battle in Stillwater in February! Stephanie McCormack

Kenny Peterson
Kenny Peterson

Rye Deli DEFINITELY! Served with a spear of pickled asparagus, green olive, cube of house-made corned beef, large dill pickle spear, and a huge chunk of Wisconsin cheese curd - these things put even the legendary Uptown Bar's bloodies to shame!. Rye Delicatessen & Bar

Mandy Simpson
Mandy Simpson

I can't believe The Monte Carlo didn't get a nod.

_Joe_
_Joe_

They shouldn't be pink.  Period.

Jeanne Øiaas
Jeanne Øiaas

Mayslacks in NE has the best I have ever drank...

Stephanie Peck
Stephanie Peck

Washington Square in White Bear. Their infused bloody is AMAZING. :)

Kristin Marie
Kristin Marie

Keegan's Irish Pub's infused spicy bloody mary, should've made the list!

Lisa Kristine
Lisa Kristine

Ward 6! House infused vodka, house made mix, served with a housemade pickle (cauliflower, carrot, etc), cheese curd, celery, green olive, lemon and a beer chaser.

cp-enthusiast
cp-enthusiast

"which is our special during Vikings games" ... so I guess that means you have to be there during a game. No thanks.

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