Posts Tagged ‘Lake Geneva’

 

Late last fall, we squeezed in a round of golf at Hawk’s View Golf Course on a warmer-than-usual December day.

By the end of the round, the sun was setting and it was getting a bit chillier, so we stopped inside the clubhouse to warm up.

Boy are we glad we did.

Tail Feather's Hawk's View

Mix: Zing Zang, spiced up to our liking
Chaser: Yes
Fixin’s: Pickle, Beefstick, Olives & peppers; topped with Mozzarella cheese whips
Price: $5.25

“I’d like a Bloody Mary,” I told the bartender.

“Do you want our deluxe one?” he asked.

I didn’t even have to ask what that was, I just replied, “Yes.”

He then asked if I wanted it spicy. I nodded again as I watched him piece together this masterpiece.

We’re fans of Zing Zang, so we already liked the base of the drink, but the bartender kicked it up a notch by adding his own spice and flair. We appreciated all of the fixin’s offered (reminiscent of Wicked Hop almost!), as well as the chaser.

I’m not sure what I was expecting when the bill arrived, but it wasn’t $5.25, I’ll tell you that much. They could’ve easily charged double that and I probably wouldn’t have blinked. This was a great deal and we very much appreciated it.

We probably won’t be out this way again anytime soon, but we do encourage anyone who plays Hawk’s View to stop in at the 19th hole for a fantastic Bloody Mary.

 

 

We spent our Black Friday in the Lake Geneva area and had the opportunity to sample a couple of mighty fine bloody marys, the second of which was at Hogs & Kisses, across the lake from Gordy’s.

Hogs and Kisses is a hotspot in downtown Lake Geneva, boasting drinks and dancing.

We were pleased to find a Bloody Mary menu when we arrived:

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We decided to try the Bloody Bull and the Cuke.

Mix: House (with a variety of flavors to choose from!)
Chaser: Yes
Fixin’s: Pepperoni and pickle
Price: $6

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These Bloodies were extremely flavorful and there was no doubt about which version was which. We wish we could’ve had time to sample them all! This place is a must-visit in the Lake Geneva area for tourists and locals alike.

We spent our Black Friday in the Lake Geneva area and had the opportunity to sample a couple of mighty fine bloody marys, the first of which was at Gordy’s Boathouse on the west side of the lake (technically in Fontana).

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Mix: Unknown, but tasted similar to Sacramento
Chaser: Yes
Fixin’s: Shrimp, cheese, beef stick, pickle, pepperoncini, celery
Price: Unknown (approx $7)

This was our first visit to Gordy’s, but the establishment has been around in one form or another since 1955.

The menu offers a wide variety of lunch and dinner options and the dining room offers a fantastic view of the lake.

The Bloody Mary was icing on the cake, very flavorful and thick, with a healthy offering of fixin’s, as well as a chaser.

This restaurant is across the lake from the Main Street area of Lake Geneva, but definitely worth a visit!

I have been in Lake Geneva a couple times in the past month and I had the chance to check out Popeye’s, which claims to have the best Bloody Mary:

Popeyes Bloody mary

 

Mix: Homemade, with a citrus vodka

Chaser:Yes

Fixin’s: Lemon, Pickle, Olive

Price: $9

It looks like they offer a couple of other variations on their menu, but I decided I had to try the classic. It wasn’t bad, but I definitely wouldn’t say this Bloody Mary was the best I’ve ever had, or even in my Top 10. It was also served in a plastic glass, which bothered me for some reason.

Next time I’m in Lake Geneva, I’ll give another place a shot.