One of our favorite meals to go out to eat for is brunch. Brunch is such a cool meal because you can get creative with it! Two meals into one gives you so many options. And what’s the most creative drink on a brunch menu?
The bloody mary.
Top 3 reasons we love a bloody mary:
#1 The perfect combination of spices in a bloody mary mix is just delightful.
#2 It’s healthy…I mean it is basically vegetable juice (shhh just let me get away with this one).
#3 and the most important…THE SKEWER. Who doesn’t love munchies on a stick while you wait for your meal?
This post is all about our favorite bloody mary’s in Minneapolis. While the tomato juice mix is important, we feel like it’s kinda hard to mess that up. So we based our choices on a combination of the juice mix and the skewer, with a little more emphasis on how cool the skewer is. That’s the fun part after all! And we’re all about having fun on a Saturday morning brunch.
#3 Bryant Lake Bowl
This bloody mary is probably my favorite as far as the mix itself. It’s the perfect amount of spice (I don’t like too spicy), but it’s definitely not mild. The skewer is pretty standard: pickle, olives, a couple of pepperjack cheese cubes, lemon and lime. This is a classic. And going to Bryant Lake Bowl is an experience! The best spot is belly up to the bar so you can chat with the bartenders. Brunch food is awesome here, one of my favorites and don’t forget the bowling! Old school vintage bowling lanes are so cool and something different to do.
#2 Hen House Eatery
That skewer! You almost don’t even need to order brunch. The skewer could be a meal by itself! This bloody is the spiciest of the three. They use sriracha vodka for an extra kick. For me, it was a little too spicy but Trav was lovin’ it! Let’s talk about the skewer: pepper jack cheese cubes, salami, celery and a whole hard boiled egg! Seriously, I was basically full before our food got there. But of course my chilaquiles were too good to go to waste :)
#1 The Copper Hen
Ok. Everything about this place is just adorable. A little rustic farm style cafe/restaurant with all kinds of tasty treats. Brunch here is also awesome. More on that later… This bloody mary wins the #1 spot mainly because, one word: CUPCAKE! Come on. Are you in love already? This bloody mary skewer comes with a blueberry breakfast cupcake! I’ve never met a bloody mary that comes with a sweet treat before but I’m so glad we did. Besides this adorable little cupcake it comes with bacon…so you get the best of both worlds if you ask me. They use Prairie Vodka, which I love because it’s organic and is made in Minnesota, and a housemade bloody mary mix. Their brunch food I could go on to talk about for quite a while but one highlight: the farmhouse BELT (bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato). You gotta try it!