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Jan 10, 2012 10:39 AM

Bloody Marys

Looking for The Best in the greater NO area. Im a "traditionalist" for whatever its worth (quality tomato juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, splash of lemon and a definite kick of hot pepper) but this is an arena that thrives on variation so subjectivity is highly encouraged in your recommendations (I also have enjoyed Bloodies with wasabe, clam juice, even pureed rhubarb). The only thing I dont appreciate is the 80% ice Bloody Mary that Im sure we've all encountered at one time or another. Im not a big fan of paying $12 for 3 ounces of tomato juice and bad vodka in a pint glass full of melting ice.

And extra points if the place also serves some decent raw oysters to accompany said Bloody...

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  1. Make your own at the Atchafalaya Cafe brunch BM bar. Sazerac Bar makes their own BM mix. Also try the Carousel Bar and Bombay Club.

    I don't usually drink BM's but wife and daughter (ex bartender) are experts and above are some of their local favorites.

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      1. No raw oysters, but the bloody Mary at Martinique's Sunday brunch is very good.

        1. you could belly up to the bar at Mr. B's for their lunch special prices.

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          1. re: edible complex

            This is exactly what we did Xmas week. $1.50 bloody marys and asked for vodka and tomato juice and worchestshire, hot sauce celery salt and lime on the side and mixed our own. The bartenders were fine with it.

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