The St. Regis Washington, D.C.'s signature restaurant Alhambra launches an inventive Blood Mary Cart, serving the hotel’s beloved signature cocktail made to order and tableside. The Bloody Mary Cart elevates the vodka-and-tomato juice indulgence to a new level exclusively during the restaurant’s weekend brunch service with customizable ingredients, garnishes and more.
At Alhambra, the Bloody Mary Cart pulls up tableside, offering exquisite complements to the brunchtime staple, such as olives, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, and more. Your server will allow you to build your own garnish and select mix ins to personalize the brunchtime staple. The cart is also equipped with all the ingredients for the restaurant’s signature bloody mary, The Capitol Mary, which is inspired by the commercial and cultural heritage of the nearby Chesapeake Bay. The cocktail has a gin base and incorporates signature spices used in preparing a classic Chesapeake Bay crab feast.
This singular experience can be found at the hotel’s signature Mediterranean restaurant, Alhambra, recently reimagined by celebrated Chef Ivan Zivkovic and Executive Chef Brian Bladfält Landry. Named after the landmark Alhambra palace and fortress in southern Spain, one of the most famous monuments of Islamic and Spanish Renaissance architecture, the blending of these influences is at the heart of each dish. Pair your bloody mary with the rich Mediterranean Benedict ($25) featuring toasted pita, Greek marinated portabella mushroom, spinach blistered tomato, and tahini hollandaise or the opulent Focaccia French Toast (V) ($21) featuring house made focaccia, brown butter fig maple syrup, and sumac toasted walnut.
The Bloody Mary itself was perfected by famed barman Fernand Petiot in 1934 at The St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar. Originally christened the “Bloody Mary”, the cocktail was renamed the “Red Snapper” so as not to offend the hotel’s refined clientele. After more than 80 years, the iconic Bloody Mary remains the signature cocktail of the St. Regis brand globally.