This Cheeseburger-Garnished Bloody Mary Is a Work Of Art


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This Cheeseburger-Garnished Bloody Mary Is a Work Of Art

The man who started Milwaukee's epic Bloody Mary garnish wars has gone as far as adding whole fried chickens on top of his Bloodys.

"I'm never drinking again," or at least that's what we tell ourselves when we're bedridden on a Sunday with a paralysing hangover. But sometimes the only way out is to go deeper in. And as far as hangover cures go, there's nothing better than a good old fashioned Bloody Mary.

But a Bloody Mary isn't just a hangover cure. It's a meal in a glass. It's a point of a pride. And for some people, it's a competition. Dave Sobelman—owner of Sobelman's Pub & Grill in Milwaukee—is one of those people.


The self-proclaimed starter of Milwaukee's epic Bloody Mary garnish wars, Sobelman has gone as far as adding entire bottles of Corona to his Bloodys. He's thrown bacon-wrapped, deep-fried jalapeño cheese-balls on top, and even added whole fried chickens as garnishes.

Recipe: Bloody Masterpiece

But his most popular concoction, the Bloody Masterpiece, is a force to be reckoned with. Yes, it's got Bloody Mary mix, a generous splash of vodka, and the usual suspects like celery, lemon and a grape tomato. But it's also packed to the brim with all kinds of skewered pickled goodies: Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, onions, asparagus, and even Polish sausage. Then comes the shrimp and, wait for it, a cheeseburger slider.

This bad boy has enough booze to send you on your way to recovery, and enough grease to soak up last night's Jager bombs. A masterpiece, indeed.

The only hard part will convincing yourself to get out of bed to make it.