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While in Brooklyn, we also stopped down the street from Clover Club to visit Char No. 4. Char No. 4 is a “whiskey bar & restaurant with a passion for bourbon” and hence, their Bloody Mary was made with—you guessed it—bourbon (which makes it a “Bloody Derby” for those of you scoring at home). 

Mix: Made from scratch with Very Old Barton Bourbon in place of vodka.

Chaser: No (spoiler alert—none of the NYC bars offered a chaser)

Fixin’s: Pickled Carrot


Now this is a unique New York Bloody Mary. I loved the flavor of this beverage. I described it as a cross between an Old Fashioned and Bloody Mary, but in a good way.

As with Clover Club and the rest of Smith Street, the vibe in Char No. 4 was also great—low key with a buzz of trendiness and excitement in the air. Definitely stop here if you get the chance.

Last week, I had the opportunity to sample several Bloody Marys on a trip to the Big Apple.

My first stop? Clover Club in Brooklyn.



I had done my homework before my trip and Clover Club came highly recommended. Here are the stats:

Mix: Made from scratch with Aylesbury Duck Vodka.

Chaser: No (spoiler alert—none of the NYC bars offered a chaser)

Fixin’s: Olive, Lemon


The flavor of this drink was very good and the bartender was very kind; we had a great discussion about Bloody Marys and he even pointed me in the direction of other Bloodys I should try while I was in town.

I really liked the feel of this establishment as well, but I wasn’t sure that this Bloody was anything extra-special. I guess I’m really spoiled in Wisconsin. Next!