A must-have at any brunch table, the Bloody Mary cocktail will guarantee to knock your socks off and – believe it or not – cure that hangover from hell.
This vodka-based savoury cocktail can be served in different ways and because of all that tomato juice, it’s practically part of your five-a-day.
If you’re feeling like a Bloody Mary but aren’t quite sure where to head, wrap your lips around a good serving at these six bars.
1. Hammett’s Gastro Bar, Sliema
Hammett’s have taken it up a notch by creatively giving The Mary an Asian twist.
They’ve used shitake-infused vodka, tomato juice, beetroot juice, dark soy, sake, gochujang, lemon. Take our money!
2. The Black Sheep, Sliema
This popular boozer in Sliema is sticking to the basics with their simple yet potent concoction of vodka, tomato juice and lemon.
The best bit is that they’ve got a four-hour Happy Hour where you’ll get two cocktails for the price of one from 3 to 7pm.
3. Q Bar, Valletta
If you find yourself in the capital and want to paint the town red, we suggest Q Bar.
The Bloody Mary isn’t just a brunch table’s staple; it can also be sipped at a night lounge environment, and Q Bar proves just that.
4. Hugo’s Lounge, St Julian’s
Raising the flag for the proper British Bloody Mary is Hugo’s Lounge.
Their tomato mix contains vodka, Worchester sauce, salt, lemon, Tabasco and pepper… for that extra kick.
5. Waterbiscuit, St Julian’s
Grab a Bloody Mary in posh surroundings at Waterbiscuit.
They have an epic brunch menu too, so you can kill two birds with one boozy stone.
6. MedAsia, Sliema
MedAsia have pumped their Bloody Mary full of vodka, tomato, lime juice, salt, pepper, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce, practically turning it into a liquid salad.
If you’re feeling peckish, try some of their Asian plates to whet your appetite and line your stomach.