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Bottomless Bloody Marys & Mimosas. Why not Screwdrivers too?

Gobs of Baltimore restaurants and bars have bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas with brunch. But what about bottomless Screwdrivers?

Sip on this: Mimosas have orange juice and champagne, and Bloody Marys have vodka and tomato juice. A Screwdriver is a little bit of both -- orange juice and vodka.

Midnight Sunner Tif said he likes Screwdrivers with brunch, which I can appreciate, and bars typically accommodate him, no problem. They usually charge the same price as the bottomless Bloodys or Mimosas.

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But when Tif asked Little Havana to serve him bottomless Screwdrivers with brunch, they balked. Tif writes:

The bartender refused and claimed he went and asked the owner who refused. We ended up at the Waterfront Hotel bar who happily offers unlimited screwdrivers. ... What's the deal/logic in denying screwdrivers at brunch when you offer bloodies and mimmies?

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I called Little Havana co-owner Marc Gentile, who spelled it all out for me. It ain't a pretty picture, gang ...

"You give somebody all-you-can-drink screwdrivers and they are cooked -- passing out in the parking lot, puking in the urinals," Gentile said. "Once you give somebody a pitcher of Screwdrivers, that's it for them. It's a nightmare."

Yuck!

It adds up, though. I can't see people chugging Blood Marys. Heck, I don't even understand why people drink that muck. Drinking tomato juice with vodka on a hot summer morning with a hangover won't cure what ails you -- it will ail what cures you.

Mimosas go down easier, but don't pack the same wallop. But bottomless Screwdrivers + hangover  = catastrophe.

(Pictured is the Bloody Mary at the Camden Club. Photo from Baltimore Sun archives)


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