Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All The Best Brunches Have Them

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? 

Images as linked above

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