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The Best Vodka for Making Bloody Marys
There are two types of brunch drinkers in this world—people who drink mimosas and those who prefer Bloody Marys. For anyone who's on Team Tomato, we've found the best vodka for Bloody Mary #goals.
When it comes to vodka, you can’t find one that’s smoother than Reyka. Filtered over lava rocks, the Icelandic alcohol is made with some of the purest glacial water in the world. You might be able to find it at one of these best Bloody Mary bars across the country.
Bacon makes everything better—including vodka. Whip up a carnivorous cocktail with this potato alcohol, infused with smoky, savory notes. And if you’re craving your favorite breakfast meat now, here are a bunch of bacon-wrapped recipes that will make your mouth water.
It’s hard to beat the refreshing flavor combo of cucumber and lime. Seeing as Bloody Marys are a beloved hangover cure, this citrusy Svedka is the perfect hair of the dog. If that doesn’t work, try one of our eight other favorite home hangover remedies.
Just add tomato juice. Literally, that’s all you need if you’re using this vodka from Heritage Distilling, which contains all of the spices of a Bloody Mary. It’s infused with fresh rosemary, thyme, roasted garlic, black pepper, sun-dried tomatoes and more!
It may not be on this list of six foods you should always buy organic, but better-for-you booze, like Square One, does exist. Made with 100% organic rye and only distilled once, it has a vast depth of flavors from anise to rosemary to mint.
Alcohol that tastes like pickles? Excuse the pun, but that’s bloody brilliant. Made with real pickle juice, you can only find Chilled Dills in a few states (South Carolina, Michigan, Missouri, Idaho, Wyoming and Kansas). But if you’re obsessed with the crunchy cukes, here’s a barrel of pickle-flavored foods you’ll love.
What is the best vodka for Bloody Mary cocktails? Expert bartenders would argue it’s Industry Standard. The only vodka distilled in New York City, this small-batch alcohol is made with a beet sugar base that gives your drink a subtle vanilla flavor. Psst: It’s only sold in NYC.
Spice up your life (or rather, your brunch drink) with a splash of Absolut Peppar, infused with green bell, chili and jalapeno peppers. The heat will pair perfectly with one of these breakfast recipes that’s basically dessert.
Potato vodka is fuller-bodied than wheat vodka, with an earthy, aromatic finish that makes it perfect for a savory Bloody Mary. While any brand will work, opt for the best quality by choosing Chopin, which is the world’s most awarded potato vodka.
Gluten-free foodies, rejoice! Tito’s is made with corn so it’s safe for anyone with gluten intolerance to enjoy. Not to mention it’s as affordable as it is easy to find. (It’s sold in almost every liquor store nationwide.) And while it’s great in a Bloody Mary, Tito’s is also tasty in these crafty vodka cocktails.