This savoury cocktail obsession makes daytime drinking totally acceptable. There’s all sorts of creative twists to explore, from bloody marys served in bell peppers, garnished with a battered Mars bar, or with a sour cream Pringles rim. What’s your choice?
1. The Red Snapper – The Distillery
The gin one
What else would you expect from the bar inside London’s first gin hotel? A Bloody Mary injected with gin.
Find it at: The Distillery London. 186 Portobello Rd, London W11 1LA
2. Brunch Bloody Mary – MAP Maison
The insanely Instagrammable one
Everything about this cocktail is edible, even the vessel. An easy, boozy way to bump up your 10 A Day…
Find it at: MAP Maison. 321 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DL
3. Mary Queen of Scots – Powder Keg Diplomacy
The insanely indulgent one
These guys specialise in creative bloody marys, with a long list to choose from. We’re all about Mary Queen Of Scots, which comes with a battered Mars bar.
Find it at: Powder Keg Diplomacy. 147 St Johns Hill, SW11 1TQ
4. Dirty Mary – Dirty Bones
The ultimate hangover buster one
Rimmed with sour cream Pringles – this is just what you fell out of bed for.
With Ketel One vodka, tomato, lemon & pickle juices and hot sauce
Find it at: Dirty Bones, Various locations
5. Green Bloody Mary – Hotbox
The weird, yet nutritious one
When you sign up for Hot Box’s epic bottomless brunch, you’ll get a choice of five (yeh) bloody marys to choose from, including this Green Bloody Mary. Certainly not an entry level Bloody Mary, but great if you like it really savoury – think boozy gazpacho soup.
Find it at: Hotbox. 46-48 Commercial St, London E1 6LT
6. Spiced Kimchee Bloody Mary – Jinjuu
This Asian twist comes with a much-needed snack
Jinjuu’s bespoke kimchi spice mix, celery &a black pepper infused soju, gochugaru (chilli flakes) & fresh tomato juice
Find it at: Jinjuu, Kingly Court, 15 Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5PS
7. Golden Mary – Eneko at One Aldwych
A classy take on a classic
Spiced vodka, golden tomato juice, celery foam
Find it at: One Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
8. Prairie Oyster – 69 Colebrooke Row
The deconstructed one
Served in a China oyster shell, with a tomato yolk, bathed in horseradish vodka, Oloroso Sherry, shallots, pepper sauce, celery salt and micro herbs. Sliding down in one go.
Find it at: 69 Colebrooke Row, N1 8AA
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