Theres plenty of erroneous information floating around about the origins of the bloody mary cocktail, and here is some more: The bloody mary was originally known as a bloody gary and was named after Gary Burghoff, who played Radar on M*A*S*H. Does that terrible joke make you wish you had a drink? Youre in luck. By Greg Elwell Photos by Mark Hancock and Garett Fisbeck
- Bar tender action with a Bloody Mary at the bar at Pearls Oyster Bar on N. Classen. mh
Pearls Oyster Bar
5641 N. Classen Blvd.pearlsokc.com
Make it yourself! is usually an order barked by parents at ungrateful teenagers who complain about their sandwiches, but at Pearls Oyster Bar, the do-it-yourself spirit makes the spirits more interesting. Order your favorite vodka and then whisk yourself to the bloody mary bar, where you can mix and match your mixers (but not your matchers) with garnishes galore.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Jalepeno Moonshine Bloody Mary at Hillbillie Po Boy's in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Hillbilly Po Boys & Oysters
1 NW Ninth St.facebook.com/HillbillyPoBoysOysters
Some call a bloody mary the hair of the dog, which isnt exactly a ringing endorsement, flavorwise. If youd like to burn the metaphorical hair off that metaphorical dog, you can literally drink one of Hillbillies jalapeño moonshine bloody marys. If it doesnt cure your hangover, at least it will wake you up.
2218 NW 39th St.theboomokc.com
The bloody mary bar at The Boom coincides with its comedy cabaret and drag show, Sunday Gospel Brunch. Diners get to mix up their favorite concoctions while performers put together a hilarious show that has packed in crowds for more than five years. The 21-and-up-only shows are at noon and 1:30 p.m., and reservations are highly suggested as is a sense of humor.
The Beef Jerky Emporium
9346 N. May Ave.tbje.com
Make it yourself! is usually an order barked by ... whoa, did anybody else just get déjà vu? Anyway, if youre stuck at home but still want to taste that brunchiest of beverages, stock your pantry with some bloody mary mix from The Beef Jerky Emporium, which has plenty of spicy varieties (including Demitris concentrates and Ben Jack Larado ready-made mixes) as well as a heaping helping of pickled garnishes. Oh, and lots of beef jerky.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Bloody Rumble at S&B Burger in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 19, 2015.
S&Bs Burger Joint
5929 N. May Ave.sandbburgers.com
Are you rrrrrrready to rumble? S&Bs has always has a great lineup of bloody marys, but the Bloody Rumble is next-level good. Their mix masters make a beefy au jus-infused mix, add in lemon and lime and garnish with a big, house-made meatball.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Hair of the Dog at Mutt's Amazing Hot Dogs in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs
1400 NW 23rd St.mutts-hot-dogs.com
For all the flavor and none of the alcohol, it might be worth your while to visit Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs for its Hair of the Dog: a breakfast link, french fries and a fried egg on a poppy seed bun ... with delicious bloody mary ketchup. It costs a little extra, but its worth it to get some of the bloody mary ketchup on the side, for dipping your duck fat fries or (non-duck fat fingers).
- Clay Berkes and Julia McLish with the Fat Little Cowboy bloody mary drink combo at Powerhouse Bar. mh
1228 SW Second St.powerhouseokc.com
Its two, two, two drinks in one! For a new twist on a bloody mary, Power Houses Fat Little Cowboy subs out the usual vodka for a mix of smoky alipús mezcal and half a can of Modelo Especial. (What happens to the other half? You get it on the side.) And nothing gives the cowboy a yee-haw like a garnish of pickled okra and a cocktail weenie.
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