Happy Hour: The NoMad Bar's Sherry Bloody Mary


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When in need of a hair of the dog remedy, there’s nothing quite like a good Bloody Mary to

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Happy Hour: James Beard’s Favorite Bloody Mary


Friday afternoon means it’s almost time for brunch, which many here at JBF consider the most important meal of the week. And what's a good brunch without a Bloody Mary? Some restaurants seem to put the emphasis on the garnish, piling on the pickles, sausage, and shrimp until the cocktail becomes almost an afterthought. Like many of James Beard’s cocktail recipes, his Bloody Mary is stripped of unnecessary flourishes to focus on the ingredients. With a third less tomato juice and a bit more lemon juice, this iteration will be brighter and crisper, perfect to perk you up on a groggy weekend morning. 


Get the recipe here.

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Put a Canadian spin on your Bloody Mary with Calgary’s “Caesar” cocktail. [MUNCHIES


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Happy Hour: Sherry Bloody Mary

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Few classic cocktails are more storied than the Bloody Mary, which is reportedly celebrating its 80th birthday this year. With roots stemming from the Russian Revolution and Prohibition, its original name and recipe have long been disputed—but one thing is clear: it's a beloved brunch tradition, hangover cure, and one of the most ubiquitous libations in America today.


This weekend, spice up your cocktail routine with a unique twist on the zesty tomato-infused treat. Created by Leo Robitschek of the Bar at the NoMad Hotel, our 2014 winner for Outstanding Bar Program, this sherry-anchored Bloody Mary doubles up on veggies by featuring beet juice along with the classic tomato juice. This inspired variation is perfect for adding a little spice to your Friday evening happy hour ritual—and for reviving you again in the morning if you happened to get a little too carried away. 

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