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CHARLOTTE, NC – July 24, 2017 -- Charlotteans and local hotel guests are invited to visit The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte at 10:00 a.m. this Sunday, when the hotel becomes among the first in the city to offer early Sunday alcohol sales -- as permitted by the Brunch Bill signed moments ago by the Charlotte City Council.

Creative Director of Bar Operations, Bob Peters, and his mixology team have begun the six-day countdown toward July 30th first pours at the hotel’s new Bloody Mary Beverage Buffet -- set to become a spirited weekend experience for Uptown. The Bloody Mary Beverage Buffet will be offered from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and will feature fresh produce from the hotel’s rooftop mixology gardens, plus a wide variety of spirits, mixers, spices, condiments and special added tastes – all presented in relaxed DIY style.

The beverage buffet’s six premium vodkas will be complemented by added spirits and house-made mixers including creations flavored with roasted tomatillo and pineapple/cilantro.  The spread will also feature bitters, sauces, celery, fresh citrus, peppers, cornichons, pickled okra and onions, along with a surprise array of extra-hearty garnishes. This special garnish offering will include bacon, shrimp, chicken wings, pepperoni, salami skewers and mini-muffalettas – and for many, it will turn a simple cocktail into a one-of-a-kind Bloody Mary meal. Cocktail recipe cards will also be available so that guests can craft their own exotic Bloodies – from a Bloody Maria with tequila or a Bloody Geisha with sake, to a Red Snapper made with gin, a Bloody Pirate splashed with rum, or an aged Bourbon Mary or Bloody Scotsman. Also available this Sunday morning: mocktails such as the virgin “Bloody Shame,” plus hot beverages, pastries and sweets from the lobby’s Bar Cocoa dessert boutique.

For those seeking to “grab and go” a few tailgating refreshments, the hotel will also offer retail wine sales on Sunday mornings. The lobby Hidden Wine Boutique offers a selection of memorable wines and artisanal cheeses and will launch Sunday sales beginning at 10:00 a.m. this weekend.

The AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is located at 201 East Trade Street, at the corner of Trade and College Streets, in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. For further information, visit the hotel website at, or to engage directly with the property, go to For room reservations, please visit the hotel website, call 1-800-241-3333, or contact a travel professional.