You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
I was recently in Minneapolis to visit family and friends. I called the Twin Cities “home” for two years, but can sadly say I didn’t have one bloody mary while living there. So, I asked a friend where he recommended for our Sunday adventure. He’s been in the bar industry for years so I trusted his judgment. He recommended Spring Street Tavern in North East Minneapolis. Finding Spring Street was not a problem but it was strangely located in the middle of a neighborhood.
The bloody mary bar was new to me- key word: was. Spring Street had the option of bloody mary bar or they would make you one. Since I’d never tried the bar, I opted for that.
The server brought me this glass and a chaser. It was nice to see there’s a pretty decent amount of vodka here! I made my way over to the bar and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of stuff they had! I’m upset with myself because I actually took a picture of the bar and I deleted it on accident! Can you believe it? Here’s my best attempt at what they had out: mix, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, celery, olives, limes, lemon, garlic, onions, pickles, jalapenos, mushrooms… you get the gist.
So, this was mine…
Spice: The spice in this mix was great. It was hot, but not too hot. On it’s own, it was great, but I added a little Tabasco and it was perfect. It was a bit grainy with the pepper in a good way. The mix wasn’t too thick, but it definitly was not watered down. Very good.
Chaser: Yep! This bloody was served with a Miller Lite chaser. It was a little disappointing being in Minneapolis, as they produce some great beers there. But, what can you do? At least it came with a chaser!
Garnish: For my garnish, I went with celery, mushrooms, pickle, and jalapenos. The glass came with a brim of celery salt- which is always preferred!
Size: This was, again, the average 16 ounce bar glass Bloody Mary.
Buzz: I did get a little buzz at Spring Street. Afterward, we stopped at Ikea and I was in heaven! Then I fell asleep 🙂
Cost: The bloody mary bar was between $6-$7 (I forgot to write it down- I’m terrible at this). It was well worth it.
All-in-all, the experience at Spring Street was excellent. I realized afterward that I should have ordered the bartenders bloody mary. This experiment isn’t about the bloody mary that I made… but the establishments. So, next time, I’ll order one. The food was also fantastic! If you’re in the Minneapolis area looking for a good breakfast/bloody, I highly recommend Spring Street!