You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
A while back, a reader recommended we try out Mad Rooster Cafe and their homemade Bloody Mary. I mean, this was years ago. We’ve tried to go a few times but the wait on the weekends is crazy! Finally, TJ and I were off of work on a Wednesday afternoon so we hit it up for lunch. MRC is right on the corner of Greenfield and Miller Park Way (it used to be a custard stand) so it’s surrounded by a neighborhood and tons of traffic at all times.
They have one Bloody Mary on the menu called the Mad Mary.
Mix: This homemade mix but very thin though it did have a really good spice and flavor. I couldn’t detect any spice flavorings in it like horseradish, nor did I see any floating. However, pepper is very visible from the glass. Although it was thin, it made my taste buds happy. I would have been more satisfied had it been a bit thicker but that’s just my personal preference. I did like that it didn’t fill me up too much before my meal!
Garnish: This was a pretty good one! The Mad Mary comes with a celery stalk, pickle spear, a cheese stuffed olive, a really good deviled egg, lemon & lime with a celery salt rim.
Chaser: Miller High Life shorty.
Buzz: You forfeit texture when it comes to a bit more vodka. Depending on the day, I’m okay with this! I got a little buzz at Mad Rooster Cafe on a Wednesday afternoon. Deal.
Cost: $9. I felt like this was a very fair price!
Final note: I liked MRC. The place is decorated like a Disney restaurant too. You know, kinda weird but fun and very themed at the same time? I wouldn’t order the Bloody Mary again but I certainly enjoyed my meal (I got yogurt and fruit covered waffles). TJ ordered the chicken and waffles. We’re sorry to report we’re still on our never-ending quest for the best C&W. Mad Rooster Cafe was not the spot for those. I recommend checking it out for their huge menu alone!