Bloody Marys can be a contentious topic. Whether you like your breakfast booze extra spicy, horseradish heavy, full of pickled veggies or topped with meat on a stick - everyone's got an opinion.
This Sunday bartenders will go head to head at the Broken Shaker in a Bloody Mary battle extraordinaire. Using Absolut vodka, they'll be mixing up tomatoey treats in the hopes of winning a $1,000 prize.
And the contestants won't be the only winners. Attendees to the free event will get to sample Bloodys from 3 to 6 p.m., then they'll be given three tickets to vote for their fave.
The competitor list includes Miami's top masters of mixology. It includes Andrea Crazatti of Wood Tavern; Mark Kinzer of Zuma; Robert Ferrera of Swine; Michael Parish of the Broken Shaker; Rolando Ravelo of The Palace; Bryan Canales of Radio; Will Rivas of Khong and Susan Radau, Angel Diaz and Kenny Bollozos of Team Deuce.
Judges include Naren Young, a celebrity bartender from New York; Andrew Mirabito, a brand ambassador for Absolut; and Walid Hamid, a brand ambassador for Avion tequila.
As far as creativity -- anything goes. The only qualifications are that they utilize Absolut vodka and are able to re-create their recipes - so expect some interesting concoctions. We can't think of a better way to spend Labor Day weekend than raising a toast to everyone's favorite day drink.
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The tasting runs from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Broken Shaker. Be there or be sober.
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