Bloody Marys are the perfect hangover concoction: there’s tomato juice that should be healthy (right?) and a bit of hair of the dog with booze, and then there’s all the add-ons a person could dream of, ranging from the expected like cheese cubes, pickles, and bacon, to just out there, like an entire slider. Eater scoured Austin for the best and weirdest Bloody Marys, from Frank’s bacon-laden one, Porter Ale House’s bacon straw, to the one and only monstruous in the best way possible one at Casino El Camino.
Casino El Camino’s Bloody Mary
This one is a meal and a drink all in one. Show up early to take part in bartender Frap’s masterpieces: Bloody Marys topped with an entire mini meal, oftentimes including sliders, tacos, taquitos, chicken nuggets, corn dogs, and whatever else he felt like cooking up that day. The spiciness level ranges from 1-10, the latter including ghost peppers, so be warned.
Winflo Osteria’s Bloody Mary
Pickled okra is what makes this Bloody Mary stand out, plus the house-made basil-infused vodka.
Frank’s Red Headed Stranger
The hot dog palace brings out a loaded bacon Bloody Mary, from the house bacon infused vodka to the bacon strip. There’s an option to get the drink without the bacon vodka, but why would someone want to do that?
Porter Ale House’s Hail Mary
The mega Bloody Mary can come with a meat straw, too.
Swift’s Attic DIY Bloody Mary
For brunch, Swift’s Attic lays out an entire Bloody Mary bar for patrons to DIY their own favorite condiments for whatever does the trick. Included in the spread are beef jerky, bacon, all the pickled goods, including onions, capers, and of course pickles, and many, many options for hot sauces.
Hightower’s Moonshine Bloody Mary
Why yes, that is a corn piece in that Bloody Mary.