Durty Nelly’s

Posted: November 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
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While in Boston, I had the chance to check out the Freedom Trail early one morning. As I used my phone’s map system to guide me from site to site and as I was taking photos and “checking in” at each locale, my battery was draining quickly. I was also working up a thirst.

I was on the lookout for a place where I could “recharge,” literally and figuratively, when I crossed a street and stumbled on Durty Nelly’s.

From the outside, it looked like it might be one of those old-school fun Boston Irish Pubs you see on TV and in the movies, so I decided to check it out.

It got even better when the sandwich board outside the bar noted that they had great Bloody Marys, so I went inside, ordered one, plugged my phone in, and took a seat.

I was the only person in the place and as Scott, the bartender, mixed my drink, we got to chatting. Durty Nelly’s makes their mix from scratch and the recipe varies by bartender on staff.

Scott was proud of his mix, which had a dash of hot sauce, horseradish, other spices and his secret ingredient—mustard.

I don’t know if it was because I had worked up such a hunger/thirst with my long walk, or what, but I would say this was the best Bloody Mary I had in Boston.

Spice: Perfect.

Mix: Scott’s recipe.

Chaser: No

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lemon

Price: $8.50

Since I was hanging out long enough to charge my phone, I talked with Scott longer and ended up telling him about the Bloody Mary blog. He seemed pretty excited as he seemed like a fellow Bloody fan.

I showed him a photo of the Sobelman’s Bloody Mary and explained how we serve ‘em up in the Midwest. He was shocked. I suggested he try serving something crazy like that at Durty’s and he seemed interested in the idea. Scott, if you do, when you double your business, remember where it came from!

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