On a mission to find Milwaukee's Best Bloody Mary

You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.

Canyon City | Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Well gang, you may be able to predict how my second week of “bloody’s” went by the extremely slow post. It truly was a lackluster experience. I was feeling a bit lazy from working earlier that day, so we stayed close again. Canyon City in Pewaukee is a short 5 minute drive. I may not rely on sites like UrbanSpoon.com or InsiderPages.com anymore for quality reviews. Both sites said their bloody were worth it. False.

It was not listed on the menu. That should have been my first clue.

Here’s the critique:

Spice: There was no spice to this at all. I actually put pepper and Tabasco (the only spices I could find on the bar) in to actually have some sort of flavor. This drink almost tasted like it was half water, half tomato juice. Notice I left out the other main ingredient in Bloody Mary’s, vodka, because I could not taste it in the slightest. My date isn’t into tomato juice. When he drank more than a “I-don’t-want-to-but-will-because-you-asked-with-a-sour-face” sip, I knew this wasn’t the jackpot. It was so watered down, he actually didn’t mind it!

Chaser: No, it was not offered to me but was to all of the other guests sitting at the bar. Maybe it was something I had to ask for. I’m a firm believer in customer service; had that been the case, the bartender should have asked if I would like a chaser. Why yes, I would love one to wash down this terrible Bloody Mary.

Garnish: Canyon City got points in attempted creativity in this category. They plopped in a pickle, olive, baby corn, and a slice of salami with a cheese wedge inside. They quickly lost the points when I ate the salami. It was slimy (yep- I know this really let’s my officiality shine).

Size: Average 16 ounces.

Cost: This Bloody was $5.00. I would have paid $2. Not worth it.

After this past week’s experience, I realized I should add one more category:

Buzz: I can usually smell vodka and catch a buzz. I didn’t catch anything but the beginning stages of a head-cold.

Final thoughts? Ladies and Gentleman, I don’t think I need to say, I wouldn’t recommend Canyon City for their bloody mary. Tate got the boneless buffalo wings, and they were pretty good! So, it wasn’t a complete fail in Pewaukee.

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This entry was posted on February 20, 2011 by in Bloody Marys in the area.
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