It’s that time of the week where the weekend is right around the corner and our mouths start watering for some adult beverages. This is where I’ve got your back.
After a strong weekend of partying, especially if you do start on a Thursday, a Bloody Mary is in need. That is the focus of my this week’s #ThirstyThursday.
Short Branch (Neenah) – This place, has by far, THEE best Bloody Mary I’ve had in Northeast Wisconsin. First let’s start with the fact that the mix is HOMEMADE. That’s huge, because so many places use a pre-made mix, which you can still make your own, but I always give higher props to those who make their own. The mix itself is nicely seasoned and flavorful and of course, if you ask, you can get some spice in your life with some added hot sauce (I always get a spicy Bloody Mary. There is no other way.) On Sunday’s they’re only $4 and you get a PLATE OF BACON. You read that right. They serve their Bloody Mary with a plate a bacon, a hard boiled egg, cheese pickle and sometimes a little something extra like donut holes. It’s always a surprise when you go to this place. Go say hi to Cindy for me.
Houdini’s (Appleton) – Another Bloody Mary that sticks out to me comes from the Fox Valley again. Houdini’s bolsters a variety of Bloody Mary’s, but the one I prefer is the Wisconsin. And why not? It’s the state we live in, it has cheese and sausage. Along with a tasty beverage, they have a very tasty brunch menu and kick ass menu. If the Wisconsin doesn’t do it for you, they do have 2 other options for you to ensure that you will get rid of that damned hangover. The blend is just right and the serving is nothing to scoff at as well.
Rum Runner’s (Green Bay) – I had to mention a Bloody Mary bar and that’s exactly what this place specializes in. Starting on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 11am-7pm, that’s right, they do it Saturday too all you gotta do it stroll up to the bar and tell them you’re having the Bloody Mary bar and BOOM, a glass that is generously filled with vodka. Go over to the bar , choose from 12 mixes, make it as spicy as you want, flavor with an option of 30 seasonings and then garnish as pleased with 20 different options that include hot sticks, cheese, shrimp, smoked oysters and so much more.
Okay, after typing this out I am really craving a Bloody Mary now. I can guarantee you that Sunday morning I will be having one!
If there is a place that you think has a kick ass Bloody Mary I should try, hit me up and let me know on Instagram, Snap Chat & Twitter @whatthechuck99
Stay thirsty and tell them Chuck sent ya! If you see me out, come say hi.