This past Sunday I attended The Bloody Mary Festival, a multi-city event that was advertised as “a celebration of our beloved brunch cocktail and the largest event of its kind”.
It was an afternoon of sampling Bloody Marys prepared by local bars and restaurants along with food trucks and a DJ.
This year the event was held at the Grand Prospect Hall at 263 Prospect Avenue in Park Slope Brooklyn. It’s a 100+ year old oak paneled beer hall event space that someone described as “Disney-does-Hapsburg”.
This time around the vodka sponsor was Bleu Storm vodka, an ultra premium French vodka made from whole wheat.
A few of the Bloodys and the restaurants/bars that serve them:
Bloody Mary Liberation Party The Prospect Park
Lucky Luna (Greenpoint) Kimchi and Nori Bloody Mary
Esme (Greenpoint) Esme Bloody Mary
Syndicated (Bushwick) Blood For Dracula
Travel Bar (Carrol Gardens) The Well Traveled
706 (Prospect Heights) The 706
Hunter’s (Cobble Hill) Hunter’s Saigon Mary
Skylark (Park Slope) The Skylark
Talde (Park Slope) Talde Bloody Mary
Catfish (Crown Heights) Creole Bloody Mary