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Cherry (Tomato) on Top: Bloody Mary Festival Comes to the Hudson Valley

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COURTESY OF THE BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL
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Not many alcoholic drinks can pull off a pizza slice and meatballs as garnish or boast a hangover-numbing effect, but the Bloody Mary does all this and more, while providing you with a healthy dose of antioxidants and vitamins—and of course a lovely brunch buzz.

Beloved as this day drinking-sanctioned tomato-and-vodka concoction is, its exact formula has long been a point of contention amongst professional bartenders and home mixologists alike. But the wide range of twists and personal touches that characterize Bloody Marys the world over only add to the drink’s charm and intrigue and make it the perfect focus for a craft cocktail festival.

COURTESY OF THE BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL
  • Courtesy of The Bloody Mary Festival

Now in its seventh year, The Bloody Mary Festival has grown from into a multi-city event that brings together the best tomato-forward cocktails made by local bars and restaurants in each locale.



The festival will make its Hudson Valley debut this year on 4/4 in Uptown Kingston, which organizer Evan Weiss saw as a central location to convene all the region’s great Hudson Valley Bloody Marys together under one roof. “The Bloody Mary Festival is now in 12 different cities across the country—big foodie cities like New York, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon,” says Weiss. “We're really excited to be bringing this to the Hudson Valley. As soon as we saw the inside of the Senate Garage, we knew that it would be perfect for this event.”

On April 4, head to the Senate Garage to taste the most innovative Bloody Marys from bars and restaurants all over the Hudson Valley ranging from Oriole 9 in Woodstock to Mama Roux in Newburgh. Try them all before voting for your fave in the People's Choice Award competition. Industry judges will also choose the “Best Bloody Mary in Hudson Valley.”

Cleanse your palate between Bloody Marys rounds with sweet treats from Dolci Bella, Emy Desserts, and other local Hudson Valley eats. And celebrate your day in tomato booze paradise with photo-ops and temporary tattoos.

COURTESY OF THE BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL
  • Courtesy of The Bloody Mary Festival

Festival Details

Session one: 12pm-2pm

Session two: 2:30pm-4:30pm

Tickets for the festival are $45 all-inclusive.

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