SHE’S A PICK-ME-UP on a rough day, a sunny patio brunch buddy and, in some cases, a full on pint-glass banquet. Here’s where to find the best of this tomato-based bevvie in all its many forms.

Blind Pig Pub

There’s something so satisfying about creating your own methodical masterpiece and then sipping and nibbling its accouterments. The $5 weekend build-your-own Bloody Mary bar at Blind Pig Pub draws thirsty co-eds with its Bloody Revolution mixes that include a smoky ribeye version and a wasabi ginger iteration. Choose from 30 hot sauces and garnishes that rise above with bleu cheese olives, pearl onions and pickled giardiniera. 214 Linden St., 970-493-9197,

Silver Grill Café

Locals know to head to the oldest restaurant in northern Colorado for laid-back mom-n-pop diner fare, addictive frosted cinnamon rolls and hardy biscuits and gravy. The back patio Bloody Mary bar is the crown on this fall brunch experience. Build yours with locally sourced products like The Real Dill and Horsetooth Hot Sauce bloody mixes and Old Town Spice Shop seasonings. 218 Walnut St., 970-484-4656,

Café Vino

Casual and classy collide with a European-style menu that begs you to stay for another breakfast cocktail while lingering over your seasonal-inspired Dutch baby or farm-fresh frittata. Bottomless mimosas are the go-to weekend pick, but it’s the five Bloody Marys that have us hooked. The signature version wears a Guinness float, the Cajun teases with Bulleit bourbon and an Old Bay rim, and the garden bloody is built around house-infused carrot vodka. 1200 S. College Ave., 970-212-3399,

Urban Egg

This Colorado daytime eatery chain has earned impressive podium placements for its gourmet pancakes and eggs Benedicts. Hit their signature build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and skewer your way through shrimp, sausage, stuffed olives, pickles, peppers, pepperoni and more. Mix it up and swap vodka for tequila to create a Bloody Maria. 230 S. College Ave., 970-999-5964,

William Oliver’s Publick House

Whiskey flights and thick-cut bacon are the name of the pub game here. But on weekends, the neighborhood hangout’s book-sized bourbon menu expands to include a meat-heavy create-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Visiting on a weekday? Order the Bloody Boar for a pint-sized meal of bacon vodka with housemade spicy mix and a bacon-salt rim garnished with bacon, olives and lime. 2608 S. Timberline Rd., 970-680-3726,

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