While many of us might seek a Bloody Mary as a remedy after a night out, the classic cocktail itself is more than worthy of being highlighted as the main event. Savoury, spicy and satisfying, a well made, well-timed Bloody Mary hits the spot as little else can — a fact that Viaduct Harbour favourite Soul Bar & Bistro has recognised with its July special ‘Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary’.
The extravaganza is occurring every Sunday during July, starting on the 4th, and will be taking the moreish mixture to new heights with a range of optional additions that far outstrip just the usual celery stick. Start with the classic — vodka or tequila (known as a Bloody Maria) is mixed with tomato juice, Tabasco sauce, Culley’s habanero sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, horseradish, lemon, olives, and celery.
You can then bolster your Bloody Mary with a dill pickle or freshly-shucked Te Matuku oyster; a skewer of prawns or a bite of beef jerky. Should you wish to go the whole hog (or bird?) you can always choose to order your drink garnished with a fried chicken slider — or, test the balancing skills of the kitchen and your own mettle with The Mother of All Marys, a dazzling drink that encompasses all the aforementioned garnishes.
Taking place 11am to 4pm every Sunday until the end of July, walk-ins are welcome but bookings are recommended — simply call the friendly Soul team on 09 356 7249. We’ll see you there.
Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary at Soul Bar & Bistro
Sunday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th July
11am – 4pm