You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
After a couple weeks hiatus, I figured I’d better get back on the Bloody train (sidenote: if you say that last sentence in an English accent, you might laugh. I digress…). I’ve been keeping busy with work and more work. We were out in Burlington to drop off some wedding invitations to a friend and thought we’d grab brunch at the Cotton Exchange in Waterford. We were there for a party this past winter, and really liked the food and atmosphere. The Cotton Exchange is an old barn turned restaurant. One side has a formal sit down area and the other is a pretty decently sized bar.
The Cotton Exchange also does not have a website but they are on just about every review site out there. The brunch was buffet, all-you-can-eat style. After I got back to the table from filling my plate, my bloody mary was waiting for me. Oh, hello!
Spice: This one wasn’t too spicy, but it did have a good flavor. The mix was pretty thick with some chunks of what I’m pretty sure was horseradish. I didn’t get a chance to ask the bartender how they made the mix, or if it was mass produced product. If I had to guess, I’d say it was a mass produced product that the restaurant orders. I only say this because, while it was good, it tasted very typical. I could tell a little celery salt was sprinkled on top, and there was good pepper and seasonings in it but there was nothing about the taste that really surprised me or that I found really outstanding.
Chaser: No chaser with this one!
Garnish: The garnish was also nothing special. For having a full restaurant, I’d think they could do a little more than a pickle, olive, lime and lemon.
Size: 16 oz typical bar glass
Buzz: I caught a little, bitty buzz at the Cotton Exchange. Mix that with the tasty brunch, and you’ve got a sleeping Shannon on the way home. Fact.
Cost: $4.50 – This has been the cheapest Bloody yet. I can’t say it tasted this cheap! What a deal!
The Cotton Exchange is a really cute place with great food. I think I liked their dinner better though. Not sure if we’ll be back for brunch & bloody’s.