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Reviews, recipes and full color photos guide you to the best bloody marys in New York City
Reviews, recipes and full color photos guide you to the best bloody marys in New York City
50 backers pledged $4,362 to help bring this project to life.

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Goal Reached! New Stretch Goal!

Thank you so much to all my amazing Kickstarter backers! We've reached our goal in the very first week! 

Stretch Goal - $4000

If we reach $4000, I'll include some of these very cool stickers with every pledge above $25! 

Let's Get Day Drunk Sticker
Let's Get Day Drunk Sticker

About The Drunken Tomato

The Drunken Tomato started with a throbbing hangover, a stiff cocktail and a bloody mary dream. Launched in 2011 from a 450 square foot apartment in lower Manhattan, I've brought together a community of fun-loving, day-drinking, brunch-going friends to explore boozy beverages from around the world. I drink bloody marys. I write about them. I post my bloody mary musings for all to see.

In 2015, I expanded The Drunken Tomato Shop to create an online marketplace for brunch related swag. With beef straws in hand, I roam the great bloody mary beyond uncovering locally made mixes, hand-jarred pickles, bangin' brunch tees and more. Each shop product is precisely chosen with the bloody mary enthusiast in mind.

About Shelley Buchanan

Author and Photographer Shelley Buchanan
Author and Photographer Shelley Buchanan

I am a fearless adventurer with a liver of steel and an affection for vodka. Author of three bloody mary city guides, Founder of The Drunken Tomato, and celebrity judge at numerous bloody mary festivals, I travel the world brunching, writing and boozing with fellow bloody mary enthusiasts. I am sassy. I am daring. I am a vodka soaked disco ball spreading boozy droplets of bloody mary love to the masses.

Inside The Drunken Tomato NYC

As book number four in The Drunken Tomato book series, NYC maintains a special place in my heart. It's the city where The Drunken Tomato was founded, the first place I truly called home and starting point for my bloody mary adventure. With all this in mind, I'm celebrating the amazing local beverage community in every facet of my book production. 

Iron Station Bloody Mary - Brooklyn
Iron Station Bloody Mary - Brooklyn

Here's what's inside:

  • Over 50 reviews of NYC's best bloody marys
  • 10 NYC inspired bloody mary and garnish recipes
  • Neighborhood maps guiding you toward your next day drink
  • Spotlights on local makers, including bottled bloody mary mixes and locally produced garnishes
  • Full color photos featuring everything from kimchi-filled crimson cocktails to maple syrup drenched bacon bloody marys
Sunday in Brooklyn Bloody Mary
Sunday in Brooklyn Bloody Mary

I will also be featuring some of my beloved Kickstarter backers in special recipes, a dedicated Kickstarter thank you page and even a formal dedication of the entire book! Check out the great rewards below!

Lobster Joint Bloody Mary - Greenpoint
Lobster Joint Bloody Mary - Greenpoint

The Rewards

 Thank you! - $5

Bloody Mary Postcards
Bloody Mary Postcards

Thank you for your support! With the $5 reward level, you'll receive a handwritten thank you postcard from Shelley featuring one of NYC's best bloody marys. 

The Digital Tomato - $10

The Drunken Tomato NYC eBook
The Drunken Tomato NYC eBook

Wanna keep NYC's best bloody marys in the back of your pocket? At the $10 level, you'll receive a digital eBook of The Drunken Tomato NYC. Add it to your phone or tablet for easy viewing any time!

The Paperback Tomato - $25

The Drunken Tomato NYC Paperback
The Drunken Tomato NYC Paperback

Let The Drunken Tomato guide you! You'll receive a 1st edition signed paperback of The Drunken Tomato NYC, plus a digital eBook, and postcard pack featuring 5 of NYC's best bloody marys.

The Hardback Tomato - $45

The Drunken Tomato NYC Hardback
The Drunken Tomato NYC Hardback

The perfect coffee table book for any bloody mary enthusiast, you'll receive a limited 1st edition signed hardcover of The Drunken Tomato NYC, plus a digital eBook, and postcard pack featuring 5 of NYC's best bloody marys.

The Entire Drunken Tomato Collection - $75

The Drunken Tomato Book Collection
The Drunken Tomato Book Collection

For the true bloody mary fan, explore and compare brunch cocktails from four different cities! You'll receive all four Drunken Tomato books, including paperback versions of NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles!

The Famous Tomato - $95

Get in my book!
Get in my book!

Only 25 available!

Be bloody mary famous! I will extend my deepest gratitude by adding your name to a special thank you section of The Drunken Tomato NYC!

Plus you'll receive a limited 1st edition signed hardcover of The Drunken Tomato NYC, the digital eBook, and a postcard pack featuring 5 of NYC's best bloody marys

The Bloody Mary Bookstore - $200

Talde Bloody Mary - Brooklyn
Talde Bloody Mary - Brooklyn

Perfect for gift shops and book stores! You'll receive 20 signed 1st edition paperbacks of The Drunken Tomato NYC, plus 20 bloody mary postcard packs. Include the postcards with the books or sell them separately!

Be The Drunken Tomato! - $250

Be The Drunken Tomato!
Be The Drunken Tomato!

Only 2 available!

Get your recipe featured in The Drunken Tomato NYC! With your help, Shelley will create a unique bloody mary recipe inspired by YOU! 

Your recipe will be featured in both the print and digital versions of The Drunken Tomato NYC along with your name and a special thank you! 

Plus you'll receive a limited 1st edition signed hardcover of The Drunken Tomato NYC, the digital eBook, and a postcard pack featuring 5 of NYC's best bloody marys.

Brunch with The Drunken Tomato - $450

Brunch with The Drunken Tomato
Brunch with The Drunken Tomato

Only 2 available!

Join Shelley for an exclusive fun-filled day of boozy drinks and delicious brunch treats! Shelley will bring you and a friend to a boozy bloody mary brunch of her choosing on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in NYC.

She will contact you one month before the brunch to coordinate a meeting place and time and will pay for you and your friend's brunch appetizer, entree, dessert & up to 3 cocktails per person. This brunch will be an intimate and exclusive meal with eight people or less.

Plus you'll receive (1) limited 1st edition signed hardcover of The Drunken Tomato NYC, the digital eBook, and a postcard pack featuring 5 of NYC's best bloody marys.

The Ultimate Bloody Mary Fan - $1000

NYC Bloody Marys
NYC Bloody Marys

Only 1 available!

Let the world know that you are the ultimate bloody mary fan! Shelley will dedicate The Drunken Tomato NYC to you! 

Your dedication page will be in the front of every single digital, paperback and hardback book.

Plus, you'll receive everything included in the "Brunch with The Drunken Tomato" package, including a fun and exclusive boozy brunch with Shelley! 

Credits

Video Music - Steppin' by Wake 
Postcard Mockup - Designed by Freepik
NYC Skyline Graphic - Travel vector created by Freepik

We print with Print Ninja!
We print with Print Ninja!

 

Risks and challenges

As my fourth published book, I feel fully capable of publishing The Drunken Tomato NYC on time and in beautiful condition. I have already performed 90% of the research and photography. Yes, that entails me drinking over 50 NYC bloody marys in a very short period of time! All I need is you!

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    The Entire Drunken Tomato Collection

    Get the entire collection! You'll receive all four of The Drunken Tomato's paperback bloody mary books, including Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York City!

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    • The Drunken Tomato San Francisco
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    • The Drunken Tomato Los Angeles
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    The Bloody Mary Enthusiast

    Your name will appear in a special 'Thank You' section of the book for only the most passionate bloody mary enthusiasts.

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    The Bloody Mary Bookstore

    You'll receive 20 signed 1st edition paperbacks of The Drunken Tomato NYC, plus 20 bloody mary postcard packs! Perfect for gift shops and book stores. Sell the postcards together or separately!

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    Be The Drunken Tomato!

    Shelley will create a unique bloody mary recipe just for YOU!

    Your recipe will be featured in both the print and digital versions of The Drunken Tomato NYC along with your name and a special thank you!

    Plus you'll receive a limited 1st edition signed hardcover of The Drunken Tomato NYC, the digital eBook and a postcard pack featuring 5 of NYC's best bloody marys

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    Brunch with The Drunken Tomato

    Shelley will treat you and a friend to a boozy bloody mary brunch of her choosing on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in NYC.

    She will contact you one month before the brunch to coordinate a meeting place and time and will pay for you and your friend's brunch appetizer, entree, dessert & up to 3 cocktails per person.

    Plus you'll receive a limited 1st edition signed hardcover of The Drunken Tomato NYC, the digital eBook and a postcard pack featuring 5 of NYC's best bloody marys

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    • Digital Book
    • Signed Hardcover Book
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    The Ultimate Bloody Mary Fan

    Shelley will dedicate The Drunken Tomato NYC to you!

    Your dedication page will be in the front of every single digital, paperback and hardback book!

    Shelley will also take you and a friend to brunch on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in NYC.

    Plus you'll receive a limited 1st edition signed hardcover of The Drunken Tomato NYC, the digital eBook and a postcard pack featuring 5 of NYC's best bloody marys

    Let the world know that you are the ultimate bloody mary fan!

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