These 14 delicious, savory breakfast cocktails are worth seeking out any time of day, even if you aren't in need of a hair-of-the-dog tonic. Be warned: Not all of these are available all the time. We've got you covered below.
Of all the bloody Marys on this list, this is the only one without any vodka – but the Herradura Silver tequila more than makes up for it. The Bloody Maria from Barrio Café is a spicy drink, topped with a lime wedge and a chile de árbol that's trimmed with a spicy salt rim that runs about halfway down the glass. The drink comes with a $9 price tag, and is only available on Saturday and Sunday.
If you needed another reason to look forward to the weekend, Clever Koi offers their Asian-inspired bloody Mary from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. The colorful drink includes vodka, wasabi, tomato, and stout float for $7.
If you can wait untill Sunday to get your bloody Mary fix, then reward your patience with the one at Crescent Ballroom. Served during Sunday brunch on the balcony from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., their La Madre consists of tomato, chili de arbol salsa, serrano, garlic, and lemon juice, garnished with a pickled green bean, an asparagus spear, and – wait for it – a taquito, for $7.
Tucked in one of the many plazas making up historic downtown Glendale, Cuff is a stylish little lunch and dinner spot with an adorable back patio and an impressive drink menu. Find the Cuff Bloody Mary under the Signature Cocktails section of the menu for $9. With a rim encrusted with seasoned salt, the drink is comprised of Tito’s vodka, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, and tomato juice, then dressed up with a generous strip of bacon, a skewered green olive, and a fresh slice of lime. The best part? This is one bloody you can order every day, all-day starting at 11:30 a.m. (except on Sunday and Monday when the shop is closed), and during happy hour, from 3 to 6 p.m., it'll only cost you $7.
DeSoto Central Market
You’ll need both hands to carry this drink back to your table as the Desoto Central Market's Kraken is rightly dubbed “a meal in a glass.” It comes complete with all the fix-ins – meaning the usual stalk of celery, olive, carrot, and asparagus sticks – plus a straight-up slider and a brownie on the end of the skewer. The Kraken is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for $18.
Hambone Sports Bar
Word has traveled far about the phenomenal bloody Mary at this unassuming Mesa pool hall. Longtime bartender Mel makes a mean drink, and her personal bloody Mary concoction deserves all the chatter. The spicy drink comes in a standard pint glass topped with fresh lime, olives, and a shrimp. The light rail runs right past Hambone Sports Bar, so feel free to have a few, but be sure to call ahead (480-833-9839) to see if Mel’s at the bar.
The Tempe location of Oink Café offers six bloody Marys: the Classic ($6), The Braveheart (made with Scotch whiskey; $6), the Bloody Maria ($7), the Spicy Thai (heavy on the Sriracha; $7), and Verde Mary (the only green drink on this list; $8), and the Oink Bacon Bloody Mary ($8). If you can’t possible choose, Oink offers a bloody Mary flight of four of the available six, for $11.
Rúla Búla Irish Pub
What would a weekend stroll along Mill Avenue be if it didn’t have a good hair-of-the-dog stop or two? And Rúla Búla – the Tempe Irish pub and restaurant – should definitely be one of them. The Rula Bula Bloody Mary can be found on the brunch menu under the Hair of the Dog specials for $5.50. It comes topped with lemon, lime, olive, and a splash of Guinness, just for good measure. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every weekend.
Rustler's Rooste Steakhouse
At one of the Valley’s best-known Western theme restaurants, Rustler's Rooste, the Tito’s Texas Bloody Mary is served in a Kerr wide-mouth Mason jar and dressed with a salted rim, olive, lime wedge, and leafy stalk of celery for $9. Your bartender will likely encourage you to try it with a splash of Frank's RedHot, and we suggest you comply.
Scramble, A Breakfast and Lunch Joint
One of the ultimate bright-and-sunny brunch places, Scottsdale's Scramble offers two bloody options: The Bacon Infused Bloody (house-made bacon-infused vodka, applewood-bacon strips, tomato juice, Worcestershire, horseradish, celery, olives, and fresh lime) for $6.79, and The Rattlesnake (jalapeño-infused vodka, sliced habanero and jalapeño peppers, tomato juice, Worcestershire, horseradish, celery, olives, and fresh lime) for $5.79, every single day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. so you can cure your hangover no matter the day of the week.
Stock & Stable
The brunch at Stock & Stable has food, yes, but almost just as important, it features the signature Stock & Stable Bloody Mary. For $5 a pop, you’ll get a tall glass of morning relief dressed with a celery stalk, and skewered lime, olive, and onion. The drink is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The House Brasserie
This Old Town Scottsdale eatery is supposed to conjure memories of Grandma’s kitchen, and their bloody Mary seems to evoke the image of a Russian grandmother with her own garden. Make with Stolichnaya vodka, a house-made bloody mix, celery bitters, and house-made celery salt with lemon, the House Brasserie bloody is topped with a house-made pickle and blue cheese olive for $8 during brunch.
Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar
Brunch brings a bloody Mary bar to Twisted Grove – up and running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It’s $8 for a go at the 360 American vodka waiting to be mixed with all the fixins – including pepperoncini, lime wedges, olives, bacon, seasonings, and just about any hot sauce you can think of.
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Yucca Tap Room
The ultimate morning drink meets the ultimate morning bar at Yucca Tap Room. They don’t get fancy here with the house bloody Mary, but it gets the job done. Opening daily at 6 a.m., the mix of vodka, tomato juice, olive, fresh lime, and more vodka is available at the Yucca Tap Room 20 hours a day, seven days per week.