The Bloody Mary Festival
On Sunday, April 8th, New Yorkers from all five boroughs gathered together in the the heart of Brooklyn to enjoy good company and even better Bloody Marys at The Bloody Mary Festival - NYC, also known as the “Sunday Funday Brunch Party of the year.”
The festival, which hosts dozens of New York restaurants and bars, is a chance for mixologists of all levels to serve guests their best Bloody Mary concoctions in order to determine whose brunch cocktail reigns supreme.Guests of the festival were able to enjoy a few hours of live music, tasty food, and most importantly, Bloody Marys of all kinds. The event took place at Grand Prospect Hall, a breathtaking Victorian banquet hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Guests were also able to use an outside seating area of the hall to enjoy the spring sunshine.
Additionally, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly products as well as beer on tap were offered to those who steered away from the Bloody Mary route. Local vendors sold their food and drink products (one memorable item being bacon jam in a jar - which was delicious) and enjoyed telling guests about them. After trying all of the different craft Bloody Marys, guests were able to vote on their favorite stations with poker chips.
Overall, everyone had a fantastic time, and the Bloody Mary Festival undoubtedly has left its bloody mark on New York. From spicy to sweet to citrusy to robust, this festival has proven that there is no right or wrong way to make an incredible Bloody.