You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
Upper 90 at 322 W State Street has been on my list of Bloodies to try for quite some time. To be honest though, one person hasn’t recommended me to them. I’ve read about their bloody business in articles and passed “Best of” lists.
Mix: I wasn’t too far from the bar when I ordered the Bloody so I could see they were crafted by hand. When he brought it over to me, I asked what was in it. He said “Lots of good things. I think you’ll like it.” He was right, I did like it… a lot. It was darker than most Bloodies which made me think there was quite a bit more Worcestershire in there. My trustworthy (taste)buds were telling me there was A1, also. Dan, the manager, let me know there’s Guinness in the mix as well. It was spicier than most from Tabasco, which I appreciated. It was a perfect consistency and seriously went down too smoothly. It was a very classic and carefully crafted Bloody Mary.
Garnish: A slice of salami, pickle spear, cheese cube, lemon and lime. Simple and tasty.
Chaser: Yep! This Bloody came along with a mini Miller High Life friend. They’re, like, BFF’s.
Buzz: I got a good buzz going at Upper90!
Size: Average bar glass, 16 ounces.
Cost: At $9 I feel like this was a well and fair priced Bloody.
Overall, I recommend Upper 90′s Bloody Mary if you’re in the area for a sporting event (it’s right by the BMO-Bradley Center). We’ve been in there a few times before when it’s packed for an event and everyone is having a good time. They also have a full menu. We didn’t sample anything off of it but certainly will when we’re not filling up on Bloodies.
** It’s a sad day at BMOM. It has been brought to our attention, December 1, this recipe is inconsistent, or possibly changed since the review. If you go, please let me know how it is. If it has changed, I’d love to try to the new mix.