The Bloody Best - A 32 oz glass with 6 ounces of Absolute Peppar Vodka mixed with spicy Bloody Mary mix, topped with pepperoncinis, blue cheese stuffed olives, tots, steak, a slice of toast, bacon and a hard boiled egg and a beef straw at The Nook. (BECKYSTEINPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)
Photo: Becky Stein
Photo: Becky Stein

These bloody marys will get you through the day, Atlanta

 Have a fun night? Not having such a fun morning? There may be some great cures for a hangover - and some dubious Old Wives' Tales - but perhaps the most relied upon is the bloody mary.  Start with some vodka (or gin), add some tomato juice, some spices and any garnishment you want - even tater tots in some cases - and voila. So, where can you grab some of these magical drinks in Atlanta?  Put on your sunglasses and head to one of these spots.

Diesel Filling Station

Everything's better with bacon, right? Diesel takes that to heart by making their version with bacon vodka, locally-brewed Eventide stout, olive juice, Ballast Point bloody mary mix, a secret ingredient that is far from love, and a spicy salted rim.

870 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-815-1820

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If you're the sort that likes to take the future into your own hands, this is the place to be. This Midtown spot has a build your own bloody mary bar, Just choose the vodka, then go to town. Want olives and bacon? You got it. Classic celery and salt? Of course. Go as crazy as you want, this is your life. 

1077 Juniper St NE, Atlanta. (404) 876-7925

Fox Bros. BBQ

The Texas brothers that bring barbecue to the hungry masses bring some of the Texas love to their version of a bloody mary. It started with Texas-made Tito’s vodka, Zing Zang bloody mary mix, and a half ounce of Fox Bros. spicy barbecue sauce and topped off with Fox Bros. dry rub on the rim. Pair it with some smoked wings, and kiss that hangover goodbye. 

1238 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta. (404) 577-4030.

Holeman & Finch Public House

Look beyond the famous burger and the wonderful charcuterie, and Holeman & Finch is a bar. So, it makes sense that they would have one of the best bloody marys in Atlanta, right? These guys take it back old school. They start their bloody mary with the original liquor found in them, gin. On top of that, they use a house-made mix that spicy and savory in all the right ways. Order that and one of those famous burgers, and suddenly everything is right in the world.

2277 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. (404) 948-1175.

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The Nook

So, you want to go big? Well, this is the one for you. These guys hold nothing back. It all starts with Dixie Black Pepper Vodka, then a spicy house bloody mary mix, and topped with pepperoncinis, jalapeños, tots, steak, a slice of toast, lemon, lime, and a hard-boiled egg. Yes, we said tots and steak are going into your bloody mary. Can you handle it?

1144 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta. (404) 745-9222.

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