Foreign Cinema's sumac-rimmed, Persian-style Bloody Mary. (Courtesy of Drunken Tomato)

12 Bloody Good Marys in San Francisco


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.

Elite Cafe

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),

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