Killer Bloody Mary
Saturday, June 05, 2010
This day-drinker's delight takes a minute to prep, which in retrospect feels like waiting for a firing squad. The drink is comprised of house-infused jalapeño vodka and a bloody mix that relies heavily on pickled jalapeño peppers. Topped with a celery stalk, two olives and a lemon, it arrives gloves off and ready to rumble.
The initial sip is all spice, but with a swallow it’s almost refreshing, and there’s no recurring warmth in the chest; it’s like getting smacked and then being apologized to. If you’re not a morning person, this will sure as hell wake you up. If you are a morning person, I’m sorry.
If drinking before noon isn’t your thing, there are plenty of nighttime cocktails and an extensive beer list for when the sun goes down, as well as hard milkshakes and floats for dessert. The menu is packed with hearty offerings, including burgers (all in slider form), hot dogs and hot sandwiches. Of course if you’re looking to attempt the Bloody Murder from Hell in its natural morning setting, Harry’s opens every day at 11:30 am.
Harry's Bar & Burger, 121 North Main St, Providence, 228-7437, www.harrysbarburger.com, open Sun-Thurs 11:30am-1am, Fri-Sat 'til 2am.
Lou lives and drinks in Providence. Not being a native Rhode Islander, he doesn’t mind ranging far afield (read: crossing a bridge) to indulge epicurean pursuits.