By Caitlin Moyer, Special to   Published Feb 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM

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Bloody Marys are a Wisconsin institution. So, we've asked Caitlin Moyer of one of Milwaukee's Bloody Mary blogs to help review some of the best, or worst, Bloody Marys around town. Look for a new review every Sunday as we share the reviews from

This week: Cafe Hollander

I can’t believe I haven’t formally reviewed the Bloody Marys at Cafe Hollander yet.

Cafe Hollander has two locations in the Milwaukee area— one on the East Side and one in Wauwatosa.

It is part of the Lowlands Grand Cafes, which include: Cafe Benelux, Trocadero, and Cafe Centraal.

I frequent each of these establishments quite regularly, with Cafe Hollander being closest to home. No surprise as each of these hot spots boasts an impressive and tasty variety of Bloodies.

On my most recent trip to Hollander for brunch with friends last weekend, I was "talked into" trying the special Bloody Mary of the day, what they called the Provincial (top photo), made with scallions, capers and garlic and garnished with a pickle, bean, asparagus, cherry tomato and an olive.

Other standard options at Cafe Hollander include: the Milwaukeean, Hasta Manana and Frenchie.

My personal favorite is the Milwaukeean, which uses Milwaukee’s own Rehorst vodka and is served with horseradish, cheese and bacon.


Mix: Made from scratch

Chaser: Yes

Fixin’s: Varies by type

Price: Average price is $8

I definitely recommend you to stop into Hollander or any of the other Lowlands Group properties for  Bloody Mary (and great food!)—you won’t be disappointed! 

Read the rest of Caitlin's Bloody Mary reviews on and check back here on Sunday's here on as we share more of her reviews. Check out our brunch guide here