I love me a good Bloody Mary. They're savory, they're spicy, and they've got the perfect amount of kick to make your Sunday brunch more exciting.
My favorite Bloody Mary? La Cita Bar in Downtown LA's Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary - a nice and spicy variation with whatever shrimp, bacon, cheese, olives, okra, and so many other yummy things you'd like on top.
However, now that I've sufficiently become a foodie of the internet, I've been finding more and more of Bloody Mary spots trying to come after my heart - and the wasted, slightly pickled remnants of my poor, young liver.
Here's my Bloody Mary bucket list. Prepare to drool.
Buffalo & Bergen at Union Market
Lox and cream cheese bagels are my absolute favorite breakfast sandwich on-the-go. Pair that with a beautifully built Bloody Mary? Yes, please!
Sobelman's Pub & Grill
Meet Sobelman's infamous Bloody Beast - a massive Bloody Mary that made this pub a pretty hot destination. The drink is customarily topped with a full fried chicken, but stop in during Valentine's Day for this adorable heart-shaped house pretzel!
The Fish Hopper
This Ultimate Seafood Bloody Mary brings the spirit of New England to Monterrey Bay. The drink is topped with freshly shucked oysters, prawns, Dungeness crab, and assorted veggies, but the skewered crab cake slider is the REAL star of this show.
Bloody Marys aren't usually on the drink list at Asian restaurants, but at Chicago's fusion hotspot Sunda, their Sumo Mary's turning heads. With lumpia, a duck bao bun, pork belly, and sushi among the garnish, you've got a well-rounded pan-Asian punch!
Dig into the spirit of baseball while digging into this epic ballpark cocktail. The home stadium of the Minnesota Twins is also the birth place of the College Daze Bloody Mary - served up with a slice of pepperoni pizza!
So where are my fellow Bloody Mary lovers? Got another one that you think should make it on my list?
Sound off in the comments below!