We're on a constant search for a better bloody mary, and at long last, we've found a unique twist at Jalisco Norte. Thanks to the house bloody mary blend, chef Jose Meza's salsa rojo and a touch of mole salt crafted by bar manager, Ravinder Singh, it's a new favorite. (Who thinks to add bittersweet sauce usually reserved for enchiladas to a bloody mary?)
While we aren't wild about having to make decisions on weekends — isn't it meant to be our time off from adulting? — we love the option of going with either tequila or vodka in this drink. That leaves only one question: Bloody mary or bloody maria?
Norte Bloody ($8) — Guest's choice of vodka or tequila, Jalisco Norte's bloody mary mix, salsa rojo and mole sauce. Garnished with lemon wedge, olive and sliced jalapeño.
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Jalisco Norte, 3858 Oak Lawn Ave. (Oak Lawn)