Like their more refined cousins the Mimosa and the Bellini, Bloody Marys are a socially-acceptable way for brunch-goers to get their morning buzz on. It just so happens that I love brunch…and Bloody Marys. My own attempts at making the perfect Bloody Mary at home have been, for the most part, mediocre. If you have a favorite recipe, feel free to leave it in the comments, or add me on Pinterest and shoot me a pin. In the mean time, here are 3 of my favorite Bloody Marys (and a Bloody Maria) from around Nevada.
1. Chapel Tavern, Reno, NV
The Wakey, Wakey, Mary, Eggs, and Bacey is like no drink (of any kind) I have ever had before. They start with their horseradish and MSG infused vodka, add some Guinness and all the other good stuff – which makes for a perfectly delicious cocktail on its own…but then they take it over the edge. The garnishes include: house-pickled vegetables, a slice of bacon, a pickled quail egg, and a GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH.
1099 S. Virginia St., Reno
2. The Stone House Cafe, Reno, NV
The Stone House had several delightful Bloody Marys, including a Ginger Mary with ginger vodka, and wasabi that sounded intriguing, but I decided upon the BLTA Mary, and it did not disappoint. They start with their homemade mix and add Bacon infused vodka before garnishing with bacon, butter lettuce, a cherry tomato, and an avocado wedge. This paired exceptionally well with the Free Range Chicken Tamale Omelet I also enjoyed here.
The Stone House Cafe
1907 S. Arlington Ave., Reno
3. DW Bistro, Las Vegas, NV
This is one of my top picks for brunch in Las Vegas. They are located in the south west corner of the valley, far enough from the strip to keep the majority of tourists at bay, however plan on getting there just before 10 am on Sundays, and even then you may encounter a line…trust me, it is worth the wait. I could talk about their delicious omelets with fresh corn and chiles, or their jerk chicken and waffles, but today we are talking bloodys. Their signature DW Bloody Mary nods to their Caribbean/New Mexican fusion, with a house made jerk mix, and garnished with heirloom tomato, a habanero olive, and jalapeno bacon. It’s strong and a little spicy (not unlike myself).
6115 S. Fort Apache Rd., Las Vegas
4. Leticia’s Mexican Cocina, Las Vegas, NV
Last, but certainly not least, on this list can be found in the far north west corner of Las Vegas, and luckily for me, it is in my neighborhood! Leticia’s is one of our favorite restaurants in Las Vegas (quite possibly one of our favorites, anywhere), and we normally go for dinner, but for brunch I always get the chilaquiles and a Bloody Maria. Instead of the vodka, traditionally used in a Bloody Mary, Leticia’s adds tequila to their house mix, to create their Bloody Maria. They offer an extensive tequila menu, and for an up-charge, your drink can be made with the selection of your choice. Their Michelada, similar to a bloody, is also delicious, with the addition of beer and clam juice which gives it a briny quality.
Leticia’s Mexican Cocina
7585 Norman Rockwell Ln., Las Vegas