Fiery, sweet, or peppery, there's nothing quite like a good Bloody Mary.
When it comes to brunch cocktails, beyond a yummy mimosa, there's no denying that the Bloody Mary reigns supreme. With a multitude of pungent flavors varying from mild and sweet to spicy and zesty, the options are endless; and with a tomato base and celery and pickled green beans for toppings, it's basically a salad, right? You can even toss in a bacon strip for some protein. We won't tell.
This New Orleans-inspired cafe has earned Bloody Mary notoriety for their three-level version of this classic, made with standard, jalapeno, or habanero vodka. Pick your poison—they're all delicious. // 2049 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights), theelitecafe.com.