Bloody Mary Mix
 

Best Bloody Mary Mix

 

The Fifty Best Bloody Mary Mix Tasting


The Tasting:
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 36 Bloody Mary mixes with ten members of our spirits judging panel. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. Strict tasting rules were applied. The well-chilled Bloody Mary mixes were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles and served to the judges. The judges were provided with ice cubes and unflavored vodka to add to each sample during the tasting. Ice water, unflavored unsalted crackers and chips were available to cleanse the palate.

The judges wrote down their impressions of each product on score sheets. The scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the highest. Double-Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded according to a set range of final point scores received from the judges. The tasting notes that follow are summaries of the judges’ opinions, with all replicated commentary eliminated. The states of origin are identified for each brand. Clicking on the brands' names will link to their websites.

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Smokin' Mary Green With Envy
Smoked Green Tomato Bloody Mary Mix

(TX)

Nose: Tomatillo, smoked green tomato salsa, salsa verde, cilantro, chipotle, peppers, lemon, burnt sugar, dark chocolate, sweet brine, BBQ pit, BBQ, wood, hickory, mesquite chips, charcoal, super smoky.
Palate: Green tomatoes, salsa verde, green peppers, red pimentos, sweet pepper, chipotle, fresh green peas, lemon, garlic, spicy, earth, charred, smoky, balanced, flavorful, bold, unique.
Finish: Sweet peppers, cubanelle pepper, lemon, herbs, white pepper, intense blast of black pepper & jalapeño, bold spice, lingering spice, smoky, wonderfully balanced, super bright, perfect mixer for mezcal, flavorful.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



Smokin' Mary Smoked Green Tomato Bloody Mary Mix



Barsmith Bloody Mary Mix Distinguished Blend
(TN)

Nose: Ripe garden tomatoes, strong stewed tomatoes, fresh herbs, celery, celery salt, garlic, briny, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, chili, pepper, mesquite, beef jerky, classic.
Palate: Fresh tomato, bell pepper, sweet pepper, celery sticks, citrus, black pepper, peppery, spicy, fresh horseradish, Worcestershire, hint of hickory, nice saltiness, smooth, bright, complex, classic, great, lovely.
Finish: Tomato, long lime finish, black pepper, cayenne pepper, nice heat, tangy, zesty, original, perfect, delicious.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



Barsmith Bloody Mary Mix Distinguished Blend



Waggin' the Dog Serrano Pepper Bloody Mary Mix
(TX)

Nose: Roasted red peppers, red peppers, green peppers, celery, celery seed, onion, garlic, roasted garlic, lemon, citrus, briny, barbequed beans, chilis, jalapeño, Tabasco.
Palate: Tomato, roasted pepper, hot peppers, red peppers, onion, garlic, celery, pureed celery, dill seed, lemon, citrus, black pepper, cayenne, chili powder, spicy, smoky, well balanced, nice balance of flavors.
Finish: Jalapeño pepper, pepperoncini peppers, chipotle, black pepper, pickle, tangy, smoky, long spice, balanced, pleasant, great heat, nice kick.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



Waggin' the Dog Serrano Pepper Bloody Mary Mix



Back Pocket Bloody Brilliant Bloody Mary Mix
(VA)

Nose: Fresh tomato, radish, cocktail sauce, lemon, sweet pickles, horseradish, tabasco, sage, briny, clams, clam juice, seafood, sea air.
Palate: Juicy tomato, cocktail sauce, big horseradish, clam juice, lemon, fresh lemon, citrus, garlic, pepper, sweet pickles, nicely sweet, balanced.
Finish: Stewed tomatoes, marinara sauce, celery sticks, faint horseradish, clams on the half shell, light white pepper, bold spice, chunky, perfect.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



Back Pocket Bloody Brilliant Bloody Mary Mix



Big Bayou Bloody Mary Mix
(TX)

Nose: Tomato, tomato juice, celery, sage, lemon, shrimp cocktail, shrimp, clams, fresh horseradish, pickles, roasted pepper, black pepper, shishito, BBQ.
Palate: Cocktail sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, carrots, peppers, olives, lemon, strong citrus, clams on the half shell, smoke, woody, chunky, nice spice, nice bite.
Finish: Tomato sauce, cocktail sauce, fresh horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, hints of caraway, light sage, white pepper, black pepper, seafood, subtle smoke, balanced, delicious.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



Big Bayou Bloody Mary Mix



GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Pope's Bloody Mary Mix Bold & Spicy
(OH)

Nose: Slow roasted tomato, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, cucumber, green olive, lemon, celery salt, paprika, spice, pepper, black pepper, cayenne, jalapeño, brine, pickle juice.
Palate: Onions, celery, horseradish, lemon, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, jalapeño, pickles, good spice, chunky, hearty.
Finish: Roasted pepper, onions, carrots, vegetal, horseradish, black pepper, spicy, beautiful spice, smoky, nice heat.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Pope's Bloody Mary Mix Bold & Spicy



Clark + Hopkins Texas Bloody Mary Mix
(VA)

Nose: Brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, fresh cracked pepper, black pepper, vinegar, briny, caraway, Indian spices, gochujang, Korean BBQ sauce, sweet BBQ, smoky barbeque sauce, smoke.
Palate: Sundried tomato, pizza sauce, Worcestershire sauce, fresh lemon, citrus, celery sticks, celery salt, oregano, white pepper, black pepper, lots of pepper, cayenne, chili, smoke.
Finish: Celery, green peppers, vegetal, kaffir leaves, faint horseradish, light spice, black peppery, earth, balanced, smooth, rich.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Clark + Hopkins Texas Bloody Mary Mix



Stout Bloody Mary Blend
(IL)


Nose: Fresh green onion, anise, licorice, fresh grass, lemon, grilled jalapeño, habanero, chipotle pepper, curry, smoked paprika, dry rub, mesquite wood, anchovies, Worcestershire sauce.
Palate: Anisette, anise, fennel, caraway, fresh Provence herbs, celery, celery salt, paprika, garlic, roasted red pepper paste, sweet peppers, charred jalapeño, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, honey, lemon, pleasant citrus, sweet vinegar, brine, smoked meats.
Finish: Grilled tomatoes, lingering roasted red pepper, mild green peppers, chipotle peppers, green & black olives, onion, dill, herbal, lemon, lime, well rounded, rich.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Stout Bloody Mary Blend



Trü Ultimate Mary Mix
(CO)

Nose: Tomato, sweet BBQ sauce, celery, olives, dill pickles, sweet gherkins, pepper, red pepper, paprika, mustard, fish sauce, clam juice, tangy.
Palate: Tangy tomato, grilled tomatoes, tamarind, bayberry, mint, lime, onion, garlic, horseradish, mild chili, hot sauce, spicy dill pickles, hint of pepper, red pepper, tart, bright.
Finish: Onion, green pepper, dill, pickles, green jalapeño, cayenne, spice, Worcestershire sauce, brine, tangy.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Trü Ultimate Mary Mix



Barsmith Nashville Hot Bloody Mary Mix
(TN)

Nose: Fresh plum tomatoes, bright tomato, roasted peppers, fresh green peppers, carrots, celery, onion, citrus, spice, black pepper, habanero, mesquite, smoky, BBQ sauce.
Palate: Sweet plum tomatoes, onions, green peppers, lime, horseradish, pickles, olives, citrus, garlic, tarragon, black pepper, hot pepper, habanero, charred hot peppers, chili, well blended, bold.
Finish: Smoked spice tomatoes, oregano, white pepper, mild ground pepper, black pepper, chipotle pepper, cayenne, spicy, nicely balanced, zingy, rich.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Barsmith Nashville Hot Bloody Mary Mix



Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix
(IL)

Nose: Stewed tomatoes, fresh celery, fresh green pepper, lemon, garlic, beef bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, pickle juice, briny, cayenne, black pepper, big, bold.
Palate: Fresh tomato, stewed tomatoes, lemon, carrots, vegetal, fresh celery, pureed celery sticks, celery salt, beef bouillon, mild Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, slight black pepper, balanced, nice, fresh.
Finish: Garden salad, celery, lemon, pickles, beef bouillon, lightly spiced, balanced kick, flavorful.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



   Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix



Christie's New England's Best Bloody Mary Mix
Bold & Spicy

(MA)

Nose: Garden veggies, dill, toasted onions, roasted pepper, habanero pepper, lemon rind, horseradish, caraway, coriander.
Palate: Fresh green onions, garlic, sweet pepper, roasted peppers, celery, celery salt, dill, lime, citrus, sweet spices, caraway, chili, honey, smoke, nicely blended flavors, balanced heat, savory.
Finish: Horseradish, garlic, honey, hints of smoke, rich, flavorful, will make a great drink.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Christie's New England's Best Bloody Mary Mix Bold & Spicy



Bonfatto’s Bloody Mary Artisan’s Blend
(PA)

Nose: Fresh celery, celery salt, dill, green pepper, onion, garlic, pepper, horseradish, Worcestershire, pickles, pickle brine, lemon, wet stone.
Palate: Nice tomato flavor, very celery, balanced celery salt, veggies, salad, onion, garlic, olives, green olives, oregano, great spice, balanced spice, blended nicely, thick, chunky.
Finish: Fresh garden, bright celery, simple celery, green olives, vegetal, celery salt, oregano, black pepper, spice, soft horseradish, lots of texture, classic, tastes like from scratch.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Bonfatto’s Bloody Mary Artisan’s Blend



Jack Link's Hand Crafted Bloody Mary Mix
Signature Recipe

(Iowa Legendary, IA)

Nose: Tomato, tart tomato, sweet BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, hot sauce, horseradish, citrus, celery, celery salt, dill, garlic, pickles, brine, pepper, chili powder, mesquite, smoky, Southwestern.
Palate: Caramel, cocoa, Christmas cookies, lemon butter, cotton candy, Juicy Fruit gum, cherry, plum, apricot, banana, sweet grain, almond, blue cheese, licorice, green tea, mint, cinnamon, fenugreek, coriander seeds, spicy, oaky, smooth, rich.
Finish: BBQ, pickles, sweet pickles, garlic, caraway, jalapeño, long black pepper, smoky, perfectly balanced.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Jack Link's Hand Crafted Bloody Mary Mix Signature Recipe



Sonoma Gourmet Bloody Mary Mix Organic
(CA)

Nose: Fresh summer tomatoes, cherry tomato, BBQ sauce, Tabasco sauce, apple cider vinegar, briny, oregano, spicy, smoky.
Palate: Sweet tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, fresh celery, carrots, onion, garlic, lemon, oregano, pepper, black pepper, good balance of citrus, savory.
Finish: Ripe tomato, roasted vegetables, celery, mint, sweet chili, mild jalapeño, BBQ, black pepper, lingering spice, slight heat, nice, easy drinker.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Sonoma Gourmet Bloody Mary Mix Organic



Rads Bloody Mary Mix
(OH)

Nose: Caraway seeds, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, citrus, slight hickory pepper, pepper bomb, smoked chilis, BBQ sauce, mossy, earth, woodsy, smoky, hickory.
Palate: Pickles, dill pickles, olive juice, briny, lemon, horseradish, cloves, roasted pepper, black pepper, very peppery, sweet undertones, beefy, BBQ pit.
Finish: Tomato, pickle juice, garlic, lemony, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, spicy, excellent spice, smoky, flavorful.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Rads Bloody Mary Mix



Walker's Southern Bloody Mary Mix Spicy
(TN)

Nose: Ripe tomatoes, peppers, grilled peppers, onion, garlic, dill, caraway, paprika, sweet barbeque sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, smoky.
Palate: Fresh pepper, smoked peppers, very celery, onion, garlic, lemon, chunky horseradish, paprika, spice, black pepper, red pepper flakes, chili, chipotle, smoky.
Finish: Tomato, green pepper, onion, garlic, citrus, pickles, oregano, black pepper, jalapeño, smoky, woody.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Walker's Southern Bloody Mary Mix Spicy



Jack Link's Hand Crafted Bloody Mary Mix
Sweet & Hot

(FL)

Nose: Jalapeño, habanero pepper, red pepper flakes, fresh ground black pepper, onion, garlic, dill seed, coriander, Worcestershire sauce, tamarind, citrus, vinegar, hickory, fish sauce, beef bouillon.
Palate: Very celery, onion, garlic, dill, citrus, horseradish, black pepper, cayenne, chili powder, vinegar, brine, fishy, smoky, sweet beef bouillon.
Finish: Onion, ground green pepper, black olives, dill, lemon, coriander, cayenne, Tabasco, Montreal Steak Seasoning, well balanced, silky, smooth.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Jack Link's Hand Crafted Bloody Mary Mix Sweet & Hot



Clark + Hopkins Chesapeake Bloody Mary Mix
Jalapeño Pepper

(VA)

Nose: Tomato, stewed tomato, smoked tomato, pickled veggies, charred peppers, dill, garlic, lemon, citrus, vinegar, Tabasco, pepper, spicy, brine, mild smoke, cut hay.
Palate: Fresh tomato, red pepper, sweet pepper, charred cubanelle peppers, onion, garlic, celery, dill, lemon/lime, citrus, oregano, pepper, black pepper, Tabasco, chili, chili powder, spice, nicely sweet, nicely balanced.
Finish: Fresh veggies, celery, garlic, red peppers, mild basil, lemon, caraway, paprika, black pepper, flowery, flavorful.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Clark + Hopkins Chesapeake Bloody Mary Mix Jalapeño Pepper



Christie's New England's Best Bloody Mary Mix
(MA)

Nose: Summer vegetables, carrots, celery, green pepper, pepper, horseradish, ripe horseradish, lemon, citrus, shucked clams, clams on the half shell, complex, fresh.
Palate: Dried tomato, shrimp cocktail sauce, garlic, powdered garlic & onion, pepper, light Worcestershire, great spice, nice balance, very well balanced, for seaside drinking, clean, fresh.
Finish: Tomato, vegetal, lemony, celery, easy to drink, breakfast of champions, a perfect Bloody Mary.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Christie's New England's Best Bloody Mary Mix



Collins Spicy Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix
(IL)

Nose: Tomato sauce, corn on the cob, garlic, dill, lemon, lime, grassy, paprika, chili, pickled jalapeño, pickle juice, brine, complex.
Palate: Roasted pepper, cocktail sauce, honey, mild onion, celery, celery salt, lemon, citrus, light horseradish, pepper, black pepper, spice, chili powder, jalapeño, pickled jalapeno, pickles, briny, nice heat.
Finish: Sweet peppers, onion, pickles, lemon horseradish, black pepper, lingering spice, nice tang, smooth, balanced.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Collins Spicy Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix



SILVER MEDAL WINNERS

Parker's Hangover Tonic
Caesar & Bloody Mary Mix Concentrate

(MT)

Nose: Smoked green pepper, green olives, citrus, horseradish, pickle spices, heavy paprika, spicy steak seasoning, great spice, chipotle peppers, jalapeño, smoky, chunky, big, bold.
Palate: Caramel, creamy, vanilla, honeycomb, dried candied pineapple, cherry, red apple, green apple, peppered raisins, caraway seeds, rye, grain, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, spicy, peppery.
Finish: Horseradish, very lemony, citrus peel, cayenne, black pepper, very spicy, salty, concentrated, savory, very tangy, bold, zesty.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Parker's Hangover Tonic Caesar & Bloody Mary Mix Concentrate



Pittsburgh Pickle Company
Briney Mary Bloody Mary Mix

(PA)

Nose: Horseradish, Tabasco, lots of garlic, celery, lemon, shrimp cocktail, clams, loamy.
Palate: Fresh tomato, roasted red pepper, celery, onions, garlic, white pepper, cocktail sauce, horseradish, lemony, lemon/lime, clam juice, well balanced, fresh.
Finish: Onion, garlic, celery, citrus peel, peppery, nice spice, spices, chunky, balanced.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Pittsburgh Pickle Company Briney Mary Bloody Mary Mix



Polar Bear Kitchen Spicy Bacon
Bloody Mary Drink Mixer

(WI)

Nose: Roasted peppers, sweet chopped onions, pickled onions, garlic, celery, carrot, chipotle, apple cider vinegar, barbecue sauce, North Carolina BBQ ribs, meaty, burnt oak, smoky.
Palate: Tomato, smoked tomato, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, horseradish, mild lime, citrus, ginger, chipotle, pepper, black pepper, bacon, smoky, thick consistency.
Finish: Onion, pickles, pepper, black pepper, cayenne, bacon, smoky, tangy.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Polar Bear Kitchen Spicy Bacon Bloody Mary Drink Mixer



Hair of the Goat Bloody Mary Mix
(CO)

Nose: Fresh tomatoes, Ray’s BBQ rib sauce, tamarind, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, hot sauce, citrus, very bright basil, dill, pickles, olive juice, mustard, black pepper, smoke.
Palate: Tomato skin, roasted red pepper, Montreal Steak Seasoning, garlic, celery sticks, leafy vegetables, basil, oregano, celery salt, black pepper, cayenne, jalapeño, fresh chili, nice balance of citrus, fresh.
Finish: Vegetables, V8, lemon, brine, spicy, big spice, black pepper, smoky.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Hair of the Goat Bloody Mary Mix



Jack Link's Hand Crafted Bloody Mary Mix Dill Pickle
(FL)

Nose: Mixed vegetables, pickles, dill pickles, celery, carrots, cucumber, V-8 juice, green olives, fresh herbs, mint, lemon juice, briny, pimento, black pepper, spices.
Palate: Tomato, dill pickles, carrot, celery sticks, fresh veggies, dill, garlic, horseradish, lemon, mint, cayenne, pepper, black pepper, beefy.
Finish: Pickles, zingy pickle, lemon, mint, celery, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, chicory, good spice, lingering spice, nice tangyness, love it.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Jack Link's Hand Crafted Bloody Mary Mix Dill Pickle



Top Tomato Tomato Cocktail Mix
(MO)

Nose: Tomato, gazpacho, stewed tomatoes, marinara sauce, tomato puree, Pizza Combos, pizza seasoning, oregano, bright basil, olives, jalapeño, brine, bacon, BBQ potato chips, smoky.
Palate: Fresh tomato, whole San Marzano tomatoes, sweet ripe red pepper, sweet pepper, sweet gherkins, caraway, oregano, garlic, horseradish, mild citrus, light tang, nice tomato flavor, chunky, savory.
Finish: Fresh tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, fresh vegetables, carrot, sweet peppers, pickles, sweet pickles, basil, peppery, chunky.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Top Tomato Tomato Cocktail Mix



Waggin' the Dog Chipotle Pepper Bloody Mary Mix
(TX)

Nose: Bright tomato, celery, onion, garlic, lemon, citrus, fresh herbs, horseradish, steak seasoning, smoked paprika, cayenne, hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, hickory, intense smoke, tangy.
Palate: Tomatoes, charred tomato, roasted green pepper, celery, celery seeds, garlic, lemons, citrus, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, intense paprika, black pepper, jalapeño, chili peppers, chili powder, chipotle pepper, chunky.
Finish: Green tomato, smoked tomato, sweet onion, basil, citrus peel, white pepper, spicy, wet stone, smoky.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Waggin' the Dog Chipotle Pepper Bloody Mary Mix



HungBloodies Horseradish Craft Bloody Mary Mix
(FL)

Nose: Onion, garlic, celery, horseradish, lemon/lime, coriander, Montreal Steak seasoning, interesting spice blend, cracked pepper, jalapeño, Worcestershire sauce, beef bouillon, brine, smoky, oaky.
Palate: Light horseradish, garlic, onion powder, dill, coriander, oregano, black pepper, lemon, green tamales, seafood, oaky, chunky, tangy.
Finish: Bright tomato, onion, garlic, celery, oregano, bright lemon, briny, mild Worcestershire, Montreal Steak seasoning, grilled steak, nice, tart, tangy.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



HungBloodies Horseradish Craft Bloody Mary Mix



Smokin' Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix
(TX)

Nose: Barbecue sauce, molasses, garlic, smoky lemon, habanero, chipotle, hickory, BBQ pit, camp fire, smoky, smoked meats, bacon.
Palate: Roasted tomato, red peppers, BBQ sauce, garlic, celery salt, horseradish, oyster, balanced brine, chipotle, spice, grilled steak, smoked ribs, meaty, barbecue, smoky, very well balanced.
Finish: Barbecue sauce, roasted red peppers, charred peppers, mild onion, garlic, mild jalapeño, cayenne, BBQ pit, smoky, chunky, great.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Smokin' Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix



Pope's Bloody Mary Mix Traditional Recipe
(OH)

Nose: Tomato, cocktail sauce, horseradish, ketchup, bay shrimp, clam juice, brine, pickle juice, lemon, green pepper, celery, celery salt, paprika, pepper, cayenne, chili.
Palate: Heavy tomato, sweet tomato, lemon, citrus, highly herbal, caraway, celery salt, horseradish, mild paprika, pepper, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Tabasco, spice forward, well balanced, thick, hearty, savory.
Finish: Sundried tomato, pizza sauce, peppers, green peppers, pickles, bread & butter pickles, eucalyptus, oregano, black pepper, spicy, Tabasco, very thick.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Pope's Bloody Mary Mix Traditional Recipe



BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS

Habla Diablo Original Bloody Mary & Michelada Mix
(NV)

Nose: Tomato puree, tomato paste, grilled cucumber, celery, peppers, lemon rind, saffron, bay leaves, caraway, paprika, chili, black pepper, horseradish, brine, beef broth.
Palate: Sweet cherry tomatoes, ketchup, sweet peppers, green pepper, celery, onion, lemon, beef stew, cumin, paprika, spicy, mild jalapeño, buttery, smoky.
Finish: Fresh veggies, celery sticks, citrus, onion, hints of caraway, natural flavors, smoky, smooth.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



Habla Diablo Original Bloody Mary & Michelada Mix



1934 Bloody Mary Premium Mix
(TX)

Nose: Roasted tomatoes, summer vegetables, celery, fresh cracked pepper, black pepper, chili pepper, super salt, bread & butter pickles, brown sugar, BBQ sweetness, hickory, earth.
Palate: Dried tomatoes, light tomato, celery, carrots, onions, caraway, peppers, horseradish, celery salt, dried chili, cayenne pepper, black pepper, great spice, thick BBQ, smooth, rich.
Finish: Celery stack, lemony, black pepper, cayenne pepper, peppery, spicy, smoky, velvety, smooth.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



1934 Bloody Mary Premium Mix



Smokin' Mary Smoked Sweet Bloody Mary Mix
Li’l Tart

(TX)

Nose: North Carolina BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, chipotle, bold spice, apple cider vinegar, BBQ, hickory, smoky, intense smoke, smoke bomb.
Palate: Red bell pepper, fresh green peppers, Coca Cola, orange, lime, citrus, brine, vinegar, barbeque sauce, sweet honey, maple syrup, smoked candy, smoky, sweet, spicy, savory.
Finish: Chocolate, maple syrup, lemon rind, caraway, smoky, BBQ ribs, sweet, tangy, balanced sweet & spicy.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



Smokin' Mary Smoked Sweet Bloody Mary Mix Li’l Tart



HungBloodies Original Craft Bloody Mary Mix
(FL)

Nose: Beef bouillon, brown sauce, brown sugar, roasted peppers, cucumber, herbs, garlic, onion powder, mustard seed, hints of black pepper, peppery, cayenne, A1 sauce, Montreal steak seasoning, mesquite, cedar, woody.
Palate: Tomato, beef bouillon cube, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, pepper, green olive, dried leaves, T-bone steak, grilled meat, strong smoke, light heat, slightly tart, tangy.
Finish: Grilled tomatoes, lemon, celery, olives, onions, garlic, oregano, long sage, Montreal steak seasoning, sweet & sour, very tangy.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



HungBloodies Original Craft Bloody Mary Mix



Rachel's Original Adirondack Bloody Mary Mix
(NY)

Nose: Tomato, green tomato, citrus, celery, celery salt, mild fresh green herbs, pickled okra, pickles, hints of brine, beef bouillon cubes, red bell pepper, red pepper flakes, bleu cheese.
Palate: Pureed tomatoes, green olives, pureed celery, celery salt, onion powder, red bell pepper, pepper, sharp black pepper, jalapeño, hot sauce, savory.
Finish: Whole tomatoes, fresh lemon, bright horseradish, peppers, white pepper, jalapeño, Tabasco sauce, spicy.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



Rachel's Original Adirondack Bloody Mary Mix

 

 


 

Around 1920, émigrés escaping the Russian Revolution began arriving in Paris, bringing with them vodka and caviar. While working at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, Fernand Petiot began experimenting with the new spirit, and eventually created a mix of Russian vodka with American canned tomato juice cocktail. A new cocktail was born.

In 1934, Petiot headed up the King Cole Bar of the St. Regis Hotel in New York, where he tweaked the drink and reintroduced it as the Red Snapper. The recipe included vodka, tomato juice, salt and black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and lemon juice. Supposedly, Petiot had wanted to call the drink the Bloody Mary, but the hotel’s owner, Vincent Astor objected, deeming it too risque for this upscale clientele. (Astor was also married to a woman named Mary). Astor’s face is that of King Cole in the mural over the bar.

Just when other bars around town began calling it the "Bloody Mary" is vague. Many rumors of the moniker’s creator abound, including Georgie Jessel, Ernest Hemingway, but none can be proven. In any case, recipes under the name Bloody Mary date in print at least to 1946. Trader Vic listed a Bloody Mary in his “Bartender’s Guide” published in 1947. The Bloody Mary proliferated in the 1950’s, with many documentations in books and magazines.

Besides with vodka, there are different variations of Bloodys: The Bloody Joseph with Scotch whisky, the Bloody Maria with tequila, the Bloody Maru with sake and others. The Red Snapper eventually became known as a Bloody with gin.

A Bloody Mary tastes better when the tomato juice retains some viscosity, so stirring is recommended over shaking. The original recipe remains essential to this day, frequently served at bars and restaurant brunches stuffed with every sort of edible you can imagine. The great thing about Bloody Mary is that she keeps reinventing herself. We have come a long way from the first popular bottled Bloody Mary cocktail mix, "Mr and Mrs T", since its introduction in 1960.

 

 

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