|The Best Bloody Mary You'll Ever Have (courtesy Cup of Jo)|
Last weekend, my best friend Eleni came down from Boston to visit me. It was a real treat, as Eleni's a doctor and often has trouble getting away. Naturally, we decided that Sunday brunch was in order. And to me, brunch always means a Bloody Mary. I love the spicy tomato-y texture and how the plethora of garnishes make me feel like I'm eating healthier than I actually am. My favorite versions in Philadelphia are those at Farmicia (a local haunt, and scene of Sunday's brunch) and Rittenhouse Tavern (which I visited for the first time about a month ago, and whose Bloody Marys are the yardstick by which all others will be measured going forward).
Surprisingly, as much I love these comforting concoctions, I've never made one at home. That's all about to change though, as I've decided that this holiday season will be the one in which I master the Bloody Mary myself. It'll take some practice, I'm sure, and a lot of tasting...(but thankfully, I'm up to the challenge). Here are the recipes I'm planning to try -
|Brunch in a Cup (by Mrs. Lilien)|
|Sriracha Bloody Mary (by White on Rice Couple)|
Do you like Bloody Marys? Who makes your favorite version? Any recipes of your own you'd like to share?
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