The 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Festival – Nashville will take place at Track One on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Nashville is one of 12 cities nationwide to host The Bloody Mary Festival in 2020. The festival was recently nominated as the Top 10 Specialty Food Festival by USA Today.

 

The largest event of its kind, The Bloody Mary Festival brings together the most innovative and crafty Bloody Mary mixes, curated by its team of Bloody Mary aficionados and made by local bars and restaurants. Guests will have the opportunity to taste them all before voting for their favorite via the “People’s Choice Award.” A panel of industry judges will also select the “Best Bloody Mary in Nashville.”

While the Bloody Mary Festival will feature many local options, as well as larger brands, we’ve selected a few participants’ drinks to preview for you!

Nashville Bloody Mary Festival Another Broken Egg, Abe Famous Infused Mary, Shaun Kern
Another Broken Egg, Abe Famous Infused Mary, Shaun Kern

Another Broken Egg Café

The Southern-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch cafe that serves “craveably” delicious artisanal dishes and refreshing, hand-crafted cocktails!  The ABE Famous Infused Mary is a blend of their spicy house-made pepper-infused vodka with their own bloody mary mix of tomatoes, chilis, horseradish, Worcestershire and spices.

 

Bad Daddy’s Burger

Nashville Bloody Mary Festival Bad Daddy's Bloody Mary, Andi Benson
Bad Daddy’s Bloody Mary, Andi Benson

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is committed to sourcing local and fresh ingredients whenever possible, supporting nearby businesses with interests in the local culinary marketplace. Their philosophy to prepare simple foods-such as the quintessential American dish, the hamburger-with culinary passion satisfied a craving among restaurant-goers like nothing had before

Bad Daddy’s Bloody Mary mix comes garnished with celery, pepperoncini, olives, lime, and jalepeno bacon with a salted rim.

 

Ruby Sunshine

Nashville Bloody Mary Festival Ruby Slipper Bloody Mary, Victoria Millsap
Ruby Slipper Bloody Mary, Victoria Millsap

Ruby Sunshine brings the unique flavors and hospitality of New Orleans to their all-day brunch and eye-opening cocktails. Brought to you by the owners of New Orleans’ beloved Ruby Slipper Cafe, Ruby Sunshine uses fresh and local ingredients whenever possible, prepares food to order and gives back to the communities they serve.

Ruby Slipper’s signature Bloody Mary is one of the most awarded cocktails in the South, with more than 10 trophies across 3 states.

 

Loveless Café

Established in 1951 and currently serving more than half a million guests a year, the Loveless Cafe is a Nashville landmark that stays true to its Southern flavor. Its welcoming neon sign on Highway 100 promises hot biscuits and country ham every day, drawing food enthusiasts, locals, out-of-town guests and celebrities alike. Anyone and everyone can take home a taste of the Loveless Cafe with their famous biscuit mix, fresh fruit preserves, Mason Jar Mary Mix, and other Southern goodness from Hams & Jams Country Market.

Nashville Bloody Mary Festival Loveless Cafe Okra Bloody Mary, Merrell Dorris
Loveless Cafe Okra Bloody Mary, Merrell Dorris

Their Mason Jar Mary is a Southern version of a classic bloody mary, smooth and zesty with just the right amount of kick! Rim your glass with Seasoned Salt or Chicken Shake, and served with a skewer of their Pickled Okra for an awesome blend of flavors.

 

More Information

In addition to Bloody Marys, the festival includes companies sampling food, beverages and more. Participating companies include: Lazy Goat Produce, The Extreme Bean, Tiff’s Treats Warm Cookie Delivery, Ousley Ouch, Daddy Bob’s, Switters Iced Coffee, Sweet Chesses! Bakery, Firepot Tea Bar, Camp Gladiator, HelloFresh, International Cigars, and more!

All Bloody Marys will be mixed with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The festival’s benefiting charity is Fannie Battle, a local non-profit that focuses on – Teaching children. Empowering families. Strengthening the community.

Tickets to the festival include participating Bloody Marys, tastes of local food and beverage products, temporary tattoos, photo ops and one vote for The People’s Choice Award. The Bloody Mary Festival will take place from 12:00pm-3:30pm. General Admission tickets are $47.50 (1:00pm entry) and VIP tickets are $62.50 (12:00pm entry).

For more information on The Bloody Mary Festival – Nashville and to purchase tickets, visit their website.

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