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Five Places for a Bloody Mary on National Vodka Day, October 4

11:00 October 02, 2020
By: Blake Anderson

The first Sunday in October this year is celebrating National Vodka Day. And what better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than with a Bloody Mary at brunch? Sunday, October 4, make your way into one of these five restaurants for some of the most delicious, most incredible Bloody Marys around the Big Easy. These Bloody Marys make vodka proud.

Apolline Restaurant

Open for brunch Wednesday though Sunday, Apolline is sure to satisfy your Bloody Mary craving (or help your Saturday-morning hangover) with their Deluxe Bloody Mary. This drink is a brunch special at Apolline, including two shots of vodka, house-made Bloody Mary mix, bacon, a biscuit, shrimp, okra, olives, celery, and, of course, spicy beans. This Bloody would go perfect with their Eggs Apolline entrée. 4729 Magazine St,. (504) 894,8881,


If you are a Bloody Mary fanatic, then Atchafalaya will be the perfect spot to celebrate National Vodka Day with your favorite cocktail. Atchafalaya's brunch includes their very own Bloody Mary Bar—a very NOLA way to do brunch. Be sure to make a reservation or get there as early as possible, as brunch is their most popular time of the day, and they will get crowded quickly. 901 Louisiana Ave., (504) 891-9626,

Willa Jean

This delicious restaurant serves a great yet simple WJ Bloody Mary. Willa Jean is open seven days a week, from 7 a.m until 3 p.m. (just in time for brunch). Their Bloody Mary is made with their famous Willa Jean mix and pickles. The menu is filled with a wide selection of great brunch items, but we suggest pairing this drink with the Hangover Bowl, which comes with short ribs and a poached egg over cheese grits. 611 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 509-7334,

Elizabeth's Restaurant

For weekend brunch, head over to Elizabeth's Restaurant for a Famous House Bloody Mary. This restaurant is known for its brunch cocktail menu. Elizabeth's also has a virgin Bloody Mary, so non-drinkers don't have to miss out on the fun. Their weekend brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are not taking reservations for brunch at this time, so be sure to get up early to get there and get your spot. 601 Gallier St., (504) 944-9272,

Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon

If you want to try a Bloody Mary like no other, head over to Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon. This house special Cajun Bloody Mary has Absolut Peppar Vodka infused with sundried tomatoes, cocktail onions, spicy green beans, olives, and their own house Bloody Mary mix. This is the perfect place to spend National Vodka Day, while celebrating with a Bloody Mary and watching the Saints play. 4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 324-6841,

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