How to make the perfect bloody mary

4 Atlanta bartenders pick the best bloody mary

It’s a weekend morning, and you’re completely depleted after the previous night’s bar adventures. We feel you, and asked four Atlanta bartenders where they go for the best bloody mary brunch to cure what ails them after a little overindulgence.

“My girlfriend and I typically head to Wrecking Bar for a good bloody mary brunch. Between their house-made mix, which includes barbecue sauce, they also put a splash of either Sow Your Wild Oatmeal stout or Slap Your Mamma porter on top. It’s exactly what I need when I’m dragging on a Sunday.” — Ian Cox, craft spirits specialist and U.S. Bartenders Guild-Atlanta president

Wrecking Bar Brewpub, 292 Moreland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-221-2600, wreckingbarbrewpub.com. Bloody mary brunch hours: 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.

“Definitely Cypress Street Pint & Plate. How much more fun can you make a bloody mary than to put a slider on it? It’s cheeky and fun — everything that Sunday morning should be.” — Kaleb Cribb, head barkeep, Holeman and Finch

Cypress Street Pint & Plate, 817 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-815-9243, cypressbar.com. Bloody mary brunch hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m Sundays.

“I am most frequently found drinking a bloody mary with gin or tequila at Ration and Dram. Andy Minchow and his team are experts in producing a great mix as well as spicing according to what base spirit I may be requesting, and they always garnish with delicious house-made treats to compound the experience.” — Greg Best, owner, Ticonderoga Club

Ration and Dram, 130 Arizona Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 678-974-8380, rationanddram.com. Bloody mary brunch hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

“I love bloody marys, but like mine a little different. I don’t know if there’s a name for it, but I call them mezcal marys. The General Muir has the best mezcal mary. I love the heat and smoke the mezcal gives the drink, and, let’s be honest, the best part of a bloody mary is the pickled veggies. Since the General Muir pickles everything in-house, it’s extra delicious.” — Chasity West, general manager, S.O.S. Tiki Bar and Victory Sandwich Bar

The General Muir, 1540 Avenue Place, Atlanta. 678-927-9131, thegeneralmuir.com. Bloody mary brunch hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.

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