Where to Get the Best Bloody Marys in New York
As far as we're concerned, the weekends are for three things: sleeping, catching up on TV, and sipping Bloody Marys. That sacred concoction of tomato juice, hot sauce, and vodka is what turns an ordinary breakfast with friends into a celebratory event—plus, it's an excellent hangover cure. In that spirit, we've created a list of the most beloved Bloody Marys in N.Y.C. (Pro tip: copy these spots into your iPhone notes so you're ready to go come Sunday morning. You can thank us later.)
The menu at famous East Village eatery Prune, helmed by celebrated chef Gabrielle Hamilton, boasts 12 different Bloody Marys, including the Southwest (made with Herradura Tequila Anejo, chipotle peppers, and lime) and the Green Lake, a classic Bloody Mary spiked with wasabi and served with a beef jerky swizzler.
54 East 1st Street; prunerestaurant.com.
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The King Cole Bar
Located in the swanky St. Regis New York, The King Cole Bar serves up the Red Maria, which “plays to the Russian inspiration of the libation, highlighting the city’s most iconic flavors,” says bartender Bill Dante. (Don't feel like leaving the house? Get the recipe here.)
2 East 55th Street; stregisnewyork.com.