Two Mary's from Jane

by Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng
October 30, 2008

100 W Houston St
(Thompson St & W Broadway)
New York, NY 10012

By now you probably know about me and Bloody Mary’s on the weekends. Come Saturday, as soon as I’m ready to brunch, I’m thinking about that cocktail. So on the way to run some errands in SoHo a few weeks ago, I stopped by Jane. I opened the menu and was immediately intrigued by the Rose-Mary ($12), made of rosemary-infused vodka and a splash of the Jane bloody mix. After a couple of exchanges with a very friendly bartender, he described this drink as more of a martini or “5-o’clock drink” than a morning opener. “It’s more like vodka with a bit of Bloody Mary flavoring,” explained the bartender. And he assured me that if I didn’t like it, he’d get me another drink. I have never been a lightweight, so I went for it, and I ended up really liking it. But he made me a mini regular Bloody Mary anyway for comparison. So I became the girl at the bar with the Mary’s. I told you, I’m not a lightweight.

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