Like a warming (and heavily alcoholic) soup, a good Bloody Mary is just the thing to fortify yourself when the weather starts to turn. Here are the yummiest examples that Brisbane has to offer.
Bright, friendly and surrounded by a nice picket fence, Kettle & Tin has won over many a Paddington heart. They claim to do the best Bloody Mary in Brisbane, and they certainly make a strong case. Four different types are on offer here, but our fave is definitely the ‘Rosa Maria’. It’s a South American twist with 666 Vodka, pickles, Pisco, Cab Sauvignon, Vermouth and rosemary. Delightful!
“Gorgeous little café to sip a cup of tea in and enjoy a light snack. Loved the atmosphere!” – localvibe
We bring up John Mills Himself a lot, and there’s a fairly simple reason for that: it’s awesome. The staff are great, the vibes are chilled, and you’ll always leave thoroughly satisfied. You can also get a mean ‘Bloody Hot Mary’ in this grand old venue. That’s chilli vodka, tabasco, Worcestershire, tomato juice, lemon, salt, pepper and celery – and it’ll set your taste buds on fire in the best possible way. It comes in a virgin variety too, if you’re going sans alcohol.
“Went here for a cocktail. Great hidden bar. Liked that the whole menu was Australian spirits and the cocktails were really inspired. One guy behind the bar, but he was awesome and gave great service.” – Anna9003
From the riverside views to the stony décor to Gary Flynn’s masterful cooking, there’s all sorts of reasons to visit Malt Pier. The one we’re focusing on today, however, is the delectable ‘Bloody Mare’ cocktail. That’s Gin Mare, tomato juice, lemon, pepper, tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Much like everything here, it’s just simple, classy perfection. We’ll take two.
“What a great little place just off the river front in Newstead. Got there at about 10 for a late breakfast and were really impressed by the service and the food and drink. Coffee was yum as were the corn fritters I had. Will definitely be going back again.” Tomuchtime
Summer House is super chill, comfy, and overflowing with lush greenery. This restaurant/bar combo is the pride of Kangaroo Point, and it’s just ridiculously nice. Whether you’re in the swanky interior or the jungle-like outdoor area, you’re in for a delectable meal and some first-class drinks. Speaking of which, the Bloody Mary here includes sriracha and citrus vodka, and packs a hell of a punch.
“Always a great night out. Tapas food. A little pricey but worth every cent. Gets really busy on weekends so bookings needed.” – RobB1
We’re heading back to the waterfront for this one! Stoke Bar is part of the fabulous Stokehouse Q restaurant, boasting spectacular views of the Brisbane River and the city skyline beyond. Delicious bar food and plenty of cocktails await you here, such as the excellent Stokehouse Bloody Mary. That’s vodka, lemon, tomato juice, Worcestershire, tabasco, and a secret blend of herbs and spices.
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