The best (unofficial) cocktail contest ever is who can create the most outrageous Bloody Mary. Take a look at this 'contest' winner in northern Illinois.

Who Makes the Best Bloody Mary in Illinois

Who wouldn't want to be a judge for that contest? Jump on a bus with a bunch of fun people and just tour all the taverns, bars, and restaurants searching for awesomeness.

Bloody Marys and Burgers

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The Rack on 72 via Facebook
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You don't even have to be a fan of the actual Bloody Mary drink, since this 'unofficial' contest isn't really about the actual drink anymore.

When you see some of these behemoth Bloodies, they may mention what vodka they use to make the cocktail, but most often, all the talk is about the many food items sticking out of the top of whatever they use for a 'glass'.

Bloody Marys and Fish Fry

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Speaking of that glass, have you ever wondered just how these Bloody Mary makers keep the 'glass' from tipping over?

Favorite Ingredients Served with a Bloody Mary

What's on your list?

Steak and Shrimp

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The Rack on 72 via Facebook
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The list of favorite 'things' to go with a giant Bloody Mary would be so long.

How about a Caprese salad sticking out of your Bloody Mary?

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The Rack on 72 via Facebook
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Any list of favorites would probably include all 14 of the snacks that come with this $27 Bloody Mary.

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The Giant Rack $27 Bloody Mary Meal

Grab this fabulous creation any Saturday or Sunday at The Rack on 72 in Stillman Valley at 9042 E Illinois Route 72.

This is what awaits you 13 miles southwest of Rockford.

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Can you name everything you see in this Bloody Mary without first looking at the list below?

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  • 3 skewers of Shrimp
  • 3 Mozzarella Sticks
  • 3 Boneless Wings
  • 3 Bone-In Wings
  • 3 Poppers
  • 3 Onion Rings
  • 3 piece Caprese Salad
  • 3 Chicken Tenders
  • 2 Pickle Spears
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 2 Meatball Sliders
  • 2 Pepperoni Sticks
  • 3 Pieces Carrots
  • 3 Pieces Celery

The Giant Rack $27 Bloody Mary Meal, available on Saturdays and Sundays only, comes with cocktail sauce, ranch, and marinara.

There's a place in Milwaukee that will serve your Bloody Mary with a whole fried chicken.

Outrageous Burgers & Bloody Marys at This Wisconsin Pub and Grill

If a tasty burger and a giant Bloody Mary sound like a perfect meal, this popular Wisconsin pub and grill is a bit of Heaven on Earth. You better bring friends!

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