Last weekend, hubs got this fabulous idea that we should go from bar to bar downtown and judge them on their Bloody Marys. Being a lover of tomato juice, Tabasco, spices, and especially vodka, I thought this was a fabulous idea. The only thing is that we were also on our Forrest Gump tour, so we got a bit distracted and only had one Bloody Mary for the day before we called it quits. To make up for our lack of dedication last weekend, we gathered up some friends and really hit up a few places this time around. We started at about 10:00A.M. at one of my favorite karaoke places by night and new-found breakfast place by day, McDonough’s. Here, we had our first Bloody Mary of the day, and I scarfed down a delicious omelet and breakfast potatoes with onions and peppers. YUM! We ended up giving this Bloody Mary an average of 6.5/10. Personally, I wasn’t a fan, because I can’t stand the taste of beer, and one of their ingredients came from the tap. If you’re a beer lover, you’ll probs love this, but coming from a strict wine/hard liquor girl, it didn’t exactly have me swooning.
Alright, onto number two. After our whole crew had finally arrived, we shimmied on over to a classy place called The Public, which I told you about here, and sipped on what Bloody Mary combo they had to offer. The bartender fancied himself an expert Bloody Mary-maker, but my friends begged to differ. While I liked this one much more than the beer-infused drink, the average of the group only came to about a 6/10. I felt really bad for the poor guy who made our drinks, because I’m sure he heard us all critiquing his skills from behind the bar. We did explain that we were on a B.M. tour, though, so that’s that. We weren’t super harsh, and as usual, I was the Paula Abdul of the judges and gave him a cool 7/10, especially because he gave me olives. Olives are the way to my heart, so he did pretty well in my book.
NEXT! The third stop was the Six Pence Pub. Let me first say that this is one of my favorite spots in Savannah. The decor is so cozy, especially during the Christmas season, and the food is absolutely wonderful. We’ve never stopped in specifically to have a drink, though, so it was a nice change to sit at the bar for a bit and spend time together. We talked about which movie was filmed outside of the pub (Something to Talk About featuring Julia Roberts) and whichever assorted topics happened to pop up. The bartender was an older lady who would seem to know her stuff, but the general consensus gave her Bloody Mary a 4.5/10. Personally, I didn’t think it was that bad, but my group is hard to please. If you’re a hardcore drink critic, you might want to take my friends’ advice. I’m sure she would simply die if she knew that we thought her cocktail was mediocre.
At our fourth and last stop, we struck gold. This girl put in about a million ingredients into her B.M., and considering she knew all about our little project that we had going on, she really brought her A-game. Everything from Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to Worcestershire sauce, this girl had us covered. Needless to say, she earned an average of 8.5/10. We went out with a bang at Trader Louie’s. I guzzled mine down in a record four minutes (just guess-timating), because it was one of the best adult beverages I’ve ever consumed in my life. I don’t recall your name, you fabulous bartender you, but you made our Bloody Mary day, hands down. In fact, I crowned her the Queen. She’s certainly going to be a hard one to beat.
Overall, we had a lovely morning with great friends. I’ll leave you with some miscellaneous photos that I snapped, and I hope ya’ll are enjoying your weekends. I’ll update soon!