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Bloody Mary Brunch Crawl in Downtown NYC

Bloody Mary Brunch Crawl in Downtown NYC

Looking for something different to do?  Try a Bloody Mary Crawl in New York City.   There is nothing more fun than grabbing a train to NYC and strolling around to taste NYC’s best bloody marys on a Sunday.

The restaurants below are some of the best Bloody Marys that you will find in New York City.  The crawl is 2 miles from beginning to end so no cab or subway is needed.    We did this crawl in an afternoon and it was so much fun (in fact we also antiqued the same day).

Let us know if there are any other places in downtown to add to the list in the comments below.

  1. Prune:  The Mac Daddy of the Bloody Mary cocktail with over 10 bloody marys on their brunch menu.  Here you will find a tiny place with a retro feel where they make their bloody mary mixes from scratch.   Tip:  Ask for the Ghost of Mary made with their homemade tomato water, it’s on their dinner menu but they will happily serve it at brunch.  Another tip – Visit them around 2:00 PM to not have a wait.
  2. Russ & Daughters Cafe – Grab a bloody mary with an amazing bagel board here.   You can’t beat this old-school joint that is a staple in NYC
  3. The Fat Radish is known for their green Everything Bagel Bloody Mary rimmed with everything bagel seasoning and topped with Lox.  Their red spicy bloody mary is amazing too.
  4. Jack’s Wife Freda – a restaurant known for its cantaloupe mimosa, bloodies, fresh ingredients and super friendly restaurant.
  5. Saxon & Parole offers up a DIY Bloody Mary bar with all the fixins to make your bloody mary your own.

NYC Bloody Mary Brunch Crawl Map

bloody mary vodkas

Best Vodkas to Jazz Up your Bloody Mary

Best Vodkas to Jazz Up your Bloody Mary

Vodka can make or break your bloody mary recipe.   If you want to change up your bloody mary recipe, try some of these fabulously savory & spicy flavored vodkas.  These taste tested vodkas will take your bloody mary mix and recipes to new levels.
 

D’s seasoned vodka for Bloody Marys

Demitri, who is quite literally THE Bloody Mary Man started his business of bloody mary seasonings that help restaurants maintain impeccable control on their bloody mary recipe.  Not only are his seasonings one of the best out there but Demitri has introduced his Seasoned Vodka for Bloody Marys.  Teaming up with  Heritage Distilling Company, this bloody mary seasoned vodka is designed to pair specifically with Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings for the Perfect Bloody Mary Every Time, In No Time. D’s seasoned vodka is crafted with a spice blend containing rosemary, thyme, garlic and other wonderful ingredients.    Use this vodka in your bloody mary, picklebacks, and by itself on the rocks or as an ice cold bloody mary shooter.

D’s seasoned Bloody Mary Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1-2 teaspoons of Demitri’s® All Natural Bloody Mary Seasoning 6-8 oz. tomato juice, V8, or Clamato 1-2 ounces D’s Seasoned Vodka Ice Demitri’s RimShot Rim Salt Good-sized lime wedge Celery sticks or pickled beans or asparagus or a tasty prawn or all of the above!

PREPARATION

Gently moisten the rim of a 12-16 ounce glass with the lime wedge, then press into a saucer of Demitri’s RimShot Rim Salt. Combine Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings with tomato juice, vodka and ice in a shaker-can and shake. Pour the mixture into the glass and garnish with celery, asparagus, bean, bacon or pepperoni or all of the above!! Squeeze the lime wedge onto the top of the drink and serve. Try one of these great recipes with your Bloody Mary. Find D’s Seasoned Vodka at Heritage Distilling Company here.

Chilled Dills pickle Vodka

Chilled Dills has combined the amazing taste of the finest pickles and their juice with a U.S. made, ultra-premium vodka. Combining the two, Chilled Dills has created a delicious, flavored vodka with a hint of dill pickle; very smooth and refreshing that is meant for a bloody mary. This vodka is the perfect flavors to complement your favorite bloody mary recipe or bloody mary mix.

Chilled Dills Low Country Martini Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 oz Chilled Dills Vodka
  • 1/4 oz vermouth
  • 1/2 oz or 1/4 oz Bloody Mary Mix

PREPARATION

Shake well with ice and strain Garnish with Cajun cooked shrimp, andouille sausage, okra spear, pickle, and an olive or two. Rim the glass with an Old Bay/Cajun seasoning. Learn more including where to buy Chilled Dills Vodka

 
 

Dixie black pepper vodka

Dixie Black pepper vodka is created by seeping Szechuan black peppercorns in their  Southern Vodka, while in a separate batch seeping serrano peppers. After a week they combine both batches to create a pepper vodka that has the perfect balance between pepper and spice. This vodka is a spicy and flavorful addition to your bloody mary cocktail and bloody mary mix. DIXIE BLACK PEPPER CHILI BLOODY MARY RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
  • 6 oz bloody mary mix
  • .25 tsp chili oil
  • juice of 1/4 lemon

PREPARATION

Pour over ice, garnish with celery salt & black pepper. Learn more and find out how to buy Dixie Black Pepper Vodka here

Bakon Vodka

Bakon Vodka is made with superior quality Northwest potatoes instead of mixed grains that make up most vodkas.  Smooth and full of savory bacon flavor, this vodka is a perfect compliment to your bloody mary mix or bloody mary recipe.

BAKON bloody MARY RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

• 1½ oz. Bakon Vodka in a pint glass filled with ice. • Fill glass with tomato juice • 1 dash each of celery salt and ground black pepper • 2-4 dashes each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco

PREPARATION

Shake and pour into a salt-rimmed pint glass. Garnish with a celery stalk and your favorite pickled vegetables.

Learn more about Bakon Vodka and where to buy here

 
 

The Bay Vodka by Philadelphia Distilling

The Bay Vodka made by Philadelphia Distilling is a seasoned vodka that will bring you directly to the eastern shores.  Notes of celery seed, black and red pepper, nutmeg, cardamom and other proprietary spices blend seamlessly with sea salt and our handcrafted vodka.  This wonderful vodka makes a fabulous addition to your bloody mary that will remind you of the classic bay seasonings.

THE BLOODY BAY RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz The Bay Vodka
  • 3 oz Bloody Mary Mix
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3 leaves basil
  • 1 slice Jalapeno

PREPARATION:

  1. Mix by pouring contents back and forth between two glasses.
  2. Pour into ice-filled highball glass.
  3. Garnish with celery stalk, olives, etc.

Learn more about The Bay Vodka here

St. George Spirits Green Chile Vodka

Made from a variety of California-grown hot and sweet peppers (jalapenos, Serranos, habaneros, red and yellow bell peppers) that build layers of sweet, savory heat. Lime peel and fresh cilantro add even more vibrancy and depth of flavor. This vodka is spicy and flavored exquisitely to complement your favorite bloody mary recipe or bloody mary mix.

GREEN CHILE BLOODY MARY recipe

2 oz St. George Green Chile Vodka 2 oz tomato juice 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 1/2 tsp horseradish 2 or 3 dashes each hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce 1 pinch each salt, pepper, celery salt Shake all ingredients with ice, then strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish as you like. Learn more about St. George Green Chile Vodka here.

 

Asbury Park Bloody Marys

Asbury Park leads in NJ’s best bloody marys

Asbury Park leads in NJ’s best bloody marys

Asbury Park NJ’s secret bloody mary capital. 

Asbury Park NJ has always been one of my favorite places.  Growing up as a little girl I spent many summers on the beaches and boardwalk there and as a Bruce Springsteen superfan, I have spent many an adult night at the Stone Pony waiting for Bruce to show up one night to play a surprise gig

What most people don’t know is that Asbury Park’s food scene is one of the most outstanding in the state of NJ.   It’s because of this that I learned that it’s also the leader in the best bloody mary cocktails that you can find in the state of NJ.

Here’s a list of my favorite places in Asbury Park to chill out and grab a bloody mary that you will remember as one of the best.

THE BONNEY READ

Bonney Read located in downtown Asbury Park in the historic Steinbach building serves up their ULTIMATE BLOODY MARY,  3 oz. of Vodka, Tequila, or Gin, Housemade Bloody Mary Mix, Garnished with a Fresh Middleneck Clam, a Jumbo Cocktail Shrimp, a Jumbo Crab Claw, Celery & Bacon, and an Old Bay Rim.

Here you can soak up the history and sip on a fabulously seasoned bloody mary that’s garnished with the freshest of seafood.  The Bonney Read tops my list of the restaurants in Asbury Park that’ truly stepped up the game on the classic bloody mary cocktail.

Check out more about the Bonney Read here.

Tim McCloone’s Supper Club Asbury Park

Sunday Brunch Buffet  $5.00 Bloody Marys

Sundays brunch at Tim McCloone’s Supper Club is amazing.  Located on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, above The Robinson Ale House, you will find an elegant waterfront venue to enjoy your bloody mary cocktail with a view of the ocean.

This brunch buffet offers a variety of selections in a historic waterfront venue.

Check out Tim McCloone’s Supper Club Brunch Menu here.

Asbury Ale House Asbury Park

BUILD YOUR OWN BLOODY MARY

Get extreme at Asbury Ale House’s build your own bloody mary on a Saturday or Sunday.

This bloody mary bar offers a ton of selections to take your bloody mary to the extremest of all bloody marys.

Choose from a checklist of ingredients and kick back, relax and enjoy a bloody mary meal that will cure your hangover.

Learn more about Asbury Alehouse here.

Cross & Orange
Asbury Park

Bacon Bloody Mary

Tasty bacon bloody mary can be found at the Cross & Orange in Asbury Park.  The location is warm and inviting with an upscale gastropub vibe.

Sunday brunch has a great menu and paired with the bacon bloody mary you’ll leave happy.

Learn more about Cross & Orange’s brunch here.

BRICKWALL TAVERN ASBURY PARK

Brickwall Tavern is a great place to grab a bloody mary and on weekends usually has bloody mary specials that they run.   My favorite thing to get is the bloody mary and their Scotch Egg and Deviled Egg appetizers.   (Hmmm… maybe they should make a bloody mary with those appetizers as a garnish

On Sundays, I”ve found that Brickwall Tavern certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Check out more about Brickwall Tavern here

Pops Garage Mexican Cantina Asbury Park

breakfast Bloody Mary specials 

On Saturdays and Sundays enjoy a spicy bloody mary made with their special sauce at Pop’s Garage, a fun casual Mexican Cantina located on the Asbury Park Boardwalk.    A favorite on their breakfast menu Huevos a la Mexicana 14 – scrambled eggs Mexico style. Yum, eggs sautéed with onions, fresh jalapeños, sliced plum tomatoes, and cilantro. topped with sliced avocado and served with rice and beans and side of corn tortillas and a side of chorizo.

Learn more about Pops here.

The anchors bend Asbury Park

tiki brunch

Another great bloody in Asbury Park can be found at the Anchor’s Bend during their Sunday Brunch.   The Anchor’s Bend Tiki Brunch is held on last Sunday of every month.  The menu is Polynesian-inspired with specialty cocktails.

Learn more about The Anchors Bend here

Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bars in NJ to Check Out

Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bars in NJ to Check Out

Updated List!
I love a bloody mary bar that allows you to customize your bloody mary to the extreme.  Some places let you choose from a list, others have a buffet like spread that allows you to take a glass of vodka on ice to the bar to add whatever bloody mary mix type, spices, veggies, meats and sometimes meals to your bloody mary.

I’ve looked all over the state of NJ to find restaurants that have these bold bloody mary bars for the serious bloody mary bruncher.  The list I’ve found so far is below.

Remember, call before you go to make sure that nothing has changed for the day you are going!

 

End of Elm Morristown NJ

Get creative on a weekend morning and create an Ultimate Bloody Mary at End of Elm in Morristown.   Indulge in a menagerie of garnishes and ingredients to add to your bloody mary on Saturdays and Sundays.

Pick up your vodka at the bar – with over 20 ingredients at the Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar, you can have exactly what you want.

Hair of the dog doesn’t get any better.  Check out End of Elm’s brunch here.

Brielle Ale House Brielle NJ

Saturdays and Sundays don’t get much better than brunch at Brielle Ale House.  This build your own bloody mary bar lets you create the most extreme bloody mary that you can handle.

Here, you select from a Build your Own Bloody Mary menu.  Choose from spices, sauces, condiments and add things like shrimp, pork roll slider, eggrolls, burgers and much more.

If you are looking for extreme and a laid-back weekend brunch to get a little crazy, Brielle Ale House is the place for you.

Check out Brielle Ale House here

 

Asbury Ale House – Asbury Park NJ

Get extreme at Asbury Ale House’s build your own bloody mary on a Saturday or Sunday.

This bloody mary bar offers a ton of selections to take your bloody mary to the extremest of all bloody marys.

Choose from a checklist of ingredients and kick back, relax and enjoy a bloody mary meal that will cure your hangover.

Learn more about Asbury Alehouse here.

Nooks Pourhouse Florence NJ

The menu says it all, how can you go wrong with this selection in a bloody mary bar?  Located in Florence NJ on Sundays you can indulge in the most ultimate of recoveries.

Choose from one or all of the add-ons your bloody mary to enjoy a great start to your Sunday.

Learn more about Nooks Pourhouse here.

 

Tre Pizza Freehold NJ

Whats better than a build your own bloody mary bar?  A build your own bloody mary bar on wheels!  This Build Your Own Bloody Mary Cart is a mobile cart of fun.  Choose from amazing ingredients like shrimp, bacon, pepperoni, fresh mozzarella and blue cheese stuffed olives to add to the perfect made from scratch Bloody Mary mix.  Spice it up the way you like with one of the many hot sauces, and choose your rim for the final kick!

On Sundays Tre Pizza, doesn’t disappoint.  Check out more about Tre Pizza here.

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