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Last night, I attended a fundraiser at Cafe 1505 in Mequon. While the event featured wine and beer, it was the Bloody Mary listed on their chalkboard that caught my eye.

Monticello Mary at Cafe 1505

I inquired and was told their Happy Hour “Verde Mary” was not green as I would have thought, but rather just quite spicy. The Monticello, on the other hand, was more unique– it is made using a Sage Liqueur and a homemade miz.

Fortunately, they were serving them even though it was a special event and a Friday night.

Cafe 1505 Bloody Mary

Mix: Homemade with Sacramento Tomato Juice, Sage Liqueur, Pickle Juice and Horseradish

Chaser: No

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime, Olive, 2 cubes of cheese and a slice of sausage.

Price: $9.50

This Bloody Mary was delicious. You could definitely taste the Sage Liqueur, but it wasn’t too overpowering or distracting. It meshed nicely with the Sacramento tomato juice (my favorite!) and the other flavors.

I would definitely order this drink again and encourage you to give it a try if you find yourself at Cafe 1505.

Our latest stop on the Bloody Mary trail was at the Highland House in Mequon, Wisconsin.

We did not specifically seek out Highland House as a Bloody Mary destination and thus were pleasantly surprised by what we found:

Highland House

We found ourselves in Mequon and used Yelp to find a bar nearby. The Highland House, according to their website, “is a blend of California, Caribbean and Mexican influences in both design and menu.” I would 100% agree with this statement.

There are many tropical and blended drinks on the menu and, we were happy to discover, their “Famous Bloody Mary.”

This gigantic beverage is served in what I estimated to be at least a 20 oz glass, with a 7 0z bottle of Corona–so cute and in keeping with the theme.

Here is the breakdown:

Mix:Zing Zang

Chaser:Yes, a 7oz Corona

Fixin’s: Beef Stick, Celery, Lemon and Cheesewhips

Price: $9.50 –plus, save $2 on Saturdays and Sundays!

Happy to have stumbled on this place, I will definitely be back. If you’re in the mood for a Bloody when you stop in, definitely order this one, you won’t be disappointed. For us, this was definitely delicious, but now that we’ve checked it off the list, next time (and there will definitely be a next time) we might try one of the frozen drinks, such as a margarita instead.


Yesterday, we also visited Libby Montana Bar & Grill in Mequon/ Thiensville, Wisconsin for a Bloody Mary.

Spice: Our bartender asked if we wanted this spicy and we said yes, so spicy it was, indeed. It almost had a smoky, cajun taste to it.

Mix: Made from scratch

Chaser: None offered.

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lemon, Three Olives

Price: $6.50

Aside from the requested spiciness, overall this was a pretty standard Bloody Mary—they could use some additional fixin’s to make it stand out.