Vacations mean different things to different people but for me, it means unwinding and enjoying an adult beverage on occasion. If that happens to be you and you have a love of Bloody Marys, you may just want to try setting your sights on the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. After all, they do more than give you the opportunity to customize your Bloody Mary, there are some 48,000 possible combinations of ingredients at Catch of the Pelican. You can expect to spend $14 for each drink but you can also spend $35 and go bottomless.
At the very heart of the Bloody Mary is vodka and tomato juice with some spices but the hotel bar would like you to experiment with their ingredients.
The first experiment may be using tequila instead of vodka and combining it with either a green or red mixer. Extra flavor can be added by adding salt or spice mixes to coat the rim of the class. This includes orange salt, Peruvian chile citrus salt, gochujang salt, white truffle or Old Bay.
Check out this mixture from the hotel’s Instagram:
For those who like a little spice in their Bloody Mary, the hotel is offering 20 different hot sauces, including Crystal Hot Sauce, Louisiana Hot Sauce, El Yucateco Chipotle Hot Sauce, and Tabasco Green Jalapeño Sauce.
Of course, there are also many toppings to choose from. In fact, you may just end up calling your Bloody Mary an entrée! Try adding some of the following to your skewer: shrimp, empanadas, bacon, fried ravioli, watermelon spears, egg rolls or jalapeño poppers. With 75 different weekly toppings, the sky is the limit.
Here are some of the options from the hotel’s Instagram:
After you make the perfect Bloody Mary, the Catch of the Pelican encourages you to use hashtags #grandebrunch and #lifeisgrande. You may just end up winning a brunch for four when you post them on social media.
Searching for those hashtags on Instagram shows some rather interesting creations:
It looks like she’s going to have to eat her way down to the drink!
Here’s a red and green combination for a couple celebrating a birthday.
@just.take.a.dip went on Instagram to declare her love of the Bloody Mary bar:
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Ok guys, I don’t say things that the internet tells me to. Like, “this Bloody Mary bar got me shook.” or “Dale at the Naples Grande is tequila bae.” But honestly both of those phrases couldn’t be more appropriate. The Naples Grande is taking the Bloody Mary bar to the next level. They’re offering top shelf liquors (we chose don julio), hot bar bites, and classic bloody accompaniments. Add as much to your brunchy cocktail as you can fit on your skewer. All for $14!!! What?! They also have a mimosa bar but it didn’t offer the same value to us. If you’re dining in you can get UNLIMITED bloody Mary’s for $35. If you’re in Naples you’ve got to check this out. It runs every Saturday and Sunday until 2. . . . . . . . . . #justadayinparadise #cometakeaDIP #paradiseishere #travelplanner #travel #travelflorida #floridatravel #vacationlifestyle #vacation #livewhereyouvacation #florida #itinerary #ocean #beach #summervacation #bloodymary #bloodymarybar #tequila #donjulio #naples #naplesfl #soflo @naplesgranderesort #lifeisgrande #grandebrunch
They are serving up brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM till 2 PM. Just visit The Catch of the Pelican and enjoy.