The Bloody Mary options are infinite at the Downtowner's "Make Your Own Bloody Mary" bar. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the staff lays out a long buffet table. They set out pitchers of tomato juice and Clamato. They place bottles of sauces like tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, and Zin Zang mix. Little dishes hold garnishes like horseradish, salts, stuffed olives, pickles, and celery. For $3, you get a glass and a splash of the house vodka. (For a dollar more, you can opt for something higher shelf.) Pour and dunk and scoop at your own discretion... but this is your moment. You can either create the best alcoholic concoction to accompany your brunch—or the worst. If you have performance anxiety, note that a bartender stands nearby for advice and moral support. When you're done, carry your drink away to your table either outside along the river or inside beside the large flat screens. It might not look as put-together as something created by a professional, but you made it with your own two hands. Don't forget to tip yourself.

Timpano Italian Chophouse

Lots of people serve martinis, but all are not created equally. Proper martinis are little treasures. Timpano Italian Chophouse does martinis right—maybe due to its inviting setting and friendly staff, or maybe because of quality ingredients. The Lemon-Drop Martini is a crowd favorite, as is the Three Olives Martini that includes olive juice, three stuffed olives (blue cheese, prosciutto, pickle), and handmade vodka. Whatever flavor you like to mix with your sauce, Timpano's probably can hook that up (raspberry, cranberry, and peach being the most popular). Having a great dinner to go with your drink doesn't hurt, and Timpano's amazing selection of Italian fare pairs well with any martini.

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