Somehow, while all the other cocktails were getting mixed, shaken and stirred at night, there was one that slipped through midday crack, and found itself welcomed with open arms into brunch territory.
You know which delectable concoction we’re talking about, right? Starts with “bloody”, ends with “Mary”. The cocktail that bends all the rules, whetting palettes from the AM to well, the other end of the AMs.
And because it’s that special, we thought we’d suss out the best bars on the Sunshine Coast that mix a damn fine, totally scullable Bloody Mary, from day ‘til night.
Miss Moneypenny’s is known for upping cocktail stakes with their lip-smacking concoctions, and their take on a Bloody Mary is no exception. Layering Belvedere vodka with a house-made mix of tomato juice, horseradish, wasabi, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, roast capsicum, dill, garlic, tabasco, lemon juice, celery, and salt and pepper, there’s no doubt in our minds that Miss Moneypenny and Miss Mary are totally BFFs. Be warned: starting your Bloody Mary trail at one of the best bars on the Sunshine Coast may or may not ruin all future Bloody Marys for you.
Where: 6 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
There’s no need for crazy, fusion drinks at Gainsbourg, the power is in the simplicity. So, if you order a Bloody Mary here, that’s what you’ll get. Done well. Very well. With Finlandia vodka, tomato, spices, and horseradish, it’s simple, sophisticated, and way too easy to drink. Another, please!
Where: Shop 109, 59-75 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
Step 1. Climb the stairs to the Sunset Bar at Noosa Boathouse and head straight for the balcony to nab a table. Step 2. Have someone man said table while you do a cocktail run to the bar inside. These guys do a classic Bloody Mary—vodka, tomato, pepper, Worcestershire, tabasco, and lemon—that’ll get those sunset vibes a flowing. Now, sit back, sip away, and soak up those insanely beautiful river views. We reckon one cocktail, gets you an hour of gazing time.
Where: 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Mooloolaba lounge bar, Lot 104 know a lot about cocktails. And while it’s going to be hard to peruse the drinks list, skipping past the Banana Old Fashioned and Tokyo Sour (it’s okay, you can come back), and head down to the classics, their Bloody Mary will make it totally worth it. Apparently, it tastes even better if your washing down some tapas. Fancy that!
Where: Corner River Esplanade and Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
Peak Wine Bar
There’s always a time for cocktails, and this new player among the best bars on the Sunshine Coast can mix you up a killer Bloody Mary. But, there’s also a time for oysters, and without veering too far off topic, Peak Wine Bar pair freshly shucked shellfish with a non-alcoholic version of our fave tomato-ey cocktail—creating Virgin Bloody Mary oysters. Try and you will d.i.e. Metaphorically, people!
Where: Shop 4, 11 Ocean Street, Maroochydore
Even tomato haters can bend their feelings of disgust towards the very red, watery, strong-flavoured fruit (or is it a vegetable? Discuss!), if a Bloody Mary is done right. And Gaston, down on Hastings Street, manage to whip up a pretty tasty classic version re-named the Routine Mary for only 10 bucks. We’re not total cheapskates, but finding a drinkable cocktail under $15 is pretty impressive. You’re welcome!
Where: 5/50 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads