When it comes to Buffalo wings, everyone has an opinion. While some believe their hometown joint serves up the hands-down best wings in the country, purists from Buffalo, NY will tell you that it’s all garbage unless it’s from their city. We, on the other hand, argue that the best Buffalo wings can be found in a cocktail.
For the ultimate game day drink, we combined tangy, spicy, meaty Buffalo wings with another cult favorite that has inspired thousands of variations—the Bloody Mary. It’s extra savory, extra zesty, and extra Buffalo-y, thanks to a hefty helping of Frank’s Red Hot. For an over-the-top (but still relatively restrained) garnish, we topped the cocktail with fried blue cheese—which delivers an umami-packed punch—a cooling celery stalk and, of course, a saucy, juicy chicken wing. There’s never been a cocktail that’s so finger lickin’ good.