17 Variations on the Bloody Mary Slideshow
The Anasazi Bloodless Mary
A Bloody Mary without the, well, blood? At the Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, the restaurant serves a tomato-free Bloody Mary, a vodka cocktail infused with the same spices. You won't even miss the tomato juice. Click here for the recipe for the Anasazi Bloody Mary.
The Asian Bloody Mary
The China Blossom in Boston serves this Asian Bloody Mary, a mix of Sriracha and wasabi. It's a true, kick-in-the-face Bloody Mary that will get you out of bed. Click here for the recipe for the Asian Bloody Mary.
The Caprese Mary
There's always one in the group that'd rather order a salad; good thing the Caprese Mary tastes like one in a glass. This recipe, from Chicago's Bar Toma, even has a hint of pancetta from its infused gin. Click here for the recipe for the Caprese Mary.
The Barbecue Bourbon Bloody Mary
Oakland, Calif.'s Pican Restaurant serves up a vodka, whiskey, and barbecue-infused Bloody Mary that will make you come back for more, more, and more. (And it doesn't hurt that you get shrimp and bacon for a garnish.) Click here for the recipe for the Barbecue Bourbon Bloody Mary.
The Best-Ever Bloody Mary
Honey and pineapple don't just go in your tiki cocktails; in a Bloody Mary, it adds a sweetness to an otherwise savory cocktail. Click here for the recipe for the Best-Ever Bloody Mary.
The Blackberry Mary
You might think this Bloody Mary is sweet, but it's got a kick, thanks to jalepeño slices and Stoli Hot vodka. The recipe comes from Terence Mooney at the W San Diego. Click here for the recipe for the Blackberry Mary.
The Chapel Tavern Bloody Mary
You may not typically infuse your vodka with horseradish, but in a Bloody Mary, there's no better way to serve it (without a clump of horseradish at the bottom of your glass). Click here for the recipe for the Chapel Tavern Bloody Mary.
The Chinese Chili Bloody Mary
Another way to spice up a Bloody Mary? With Chinese chili oil. The recipe comes from New York City's China Latina. Click here for the recipe for the Chinese Chili Bloody Mary.
The Epic Bloody Mary
Ten pieces to a garnish equals ten ways to delight yourself. Be forewarned: this 64-ounce drink, served at the Dragon Ranch in Chicago, may not be doable to drink (and eat) on your own. But what better way to ring in 2013 with something truly epic? Click here for the recipe for the Epic Bloody Mary.
The Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary
Over your average tomato? Use the hottest veggie around, the heirloom tomato, for a twist on the traditional Bloody Mary (served at the Napa Valley Grille). Click here for the recipe for the Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary.
The Butternut Squash and Bacon Bloody Mary
For the tomato-hater at the table, this variation combines two of our favorite things: butternut squash, and bacon. Because no brunch cocktail should be served without bacon. Click here for the recipe for the Butternut Squash and Bacon Bloody Mary.
The Mezcal Mary
Add a different spirit to your New Year's celebrations: A mezcal, Mexican variation on the Bloody Mary, garnished with Chinese long beans, a lime wheel in black salt, a lemon wheel, an olive, and a cherry tomato (whew). Click here for the recipe for the Mezcal Mary.
The Mita Mary
Another Mexican version of the Bloody Mary, this time resembling a margarita. Click here for the recipe for the Mita Mary.
Ostra Bloody Mary Mix
You'll never need to buy a Bloody Mary mix from the store again, once you master Ostra's bloody mix. Click here for the recipe for the Ostra Bloody Mary.
Talde Bloody Mary
The Talde Bloody Mary, served at Talde in Park Slope, Brooklyn, has everything you need for an Asian-infused bloody: wasabi powder, Chinese black vinegar, and one surprising ingredient, Guinness. Click here for the recipe for the Talde Bloody Mary.
The Bloody Yardbird
Yes, the Bloody Mary at Yardbird has gotten a lot of buzz (pun intended) around Miami. Nothing will wake you up better than a blast of Sriracha, after all. Click here for the recipe for the Bloody Yardbird.
The Oxacaca Beet
Who needs tomato juice when you can use beets? At Boulder, Colo.'s OAK at Fourteenth, Bryan Dayton created a beet version of the Bloody Mary using beets, mole bitters, and tequila. Click here for the recipe for the Oxacaca Beet.