Bloody Mary Mix
 

Best Bloody Mary Mix

 

The Fifty Best Bloody Mary Mix Tasting


The Tasting:
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 33 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 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. Medals are provided based entirely on merit and only to products judged worthy of such award.

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

Powell & Mahoney
Classic Bloody Mary Mixer

(MA)

Nose: Fresh tomato, intense tomato, rich tomato, delicious ripe tomato & lemon, celery, vegetal, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, Tabasco, hints of hot sauce, light spices, hint of spice.
Palate: Full flavored tomato, tomato paste sauce, nice tomato sweetness, celery, spicy horseradish, umami, dried oregano, dried thyme, blend of spices, black pepper, Tabasco sauce, cayenne, hot habanero, nice peppery heat, balanced saltiness, zesty.
Finish: Tomato, lemony, horseradish, good spice, lingering spice, fresh cracked pepper, nice pepper, balanced tangy chipotle, balanced sweet tomato, great acidity, smooth, delicious.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



Powell & Mahoney Classic Bloody Mary Mixer



Barsmith Bloody Mary Mix Distinguished Blend
(TN)

Nose: Tomato, raw tomato slices, roasted tomatoes, red pasta sauce, grandma’s Sunday sauce, tomato paste, V-8 juice, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, rich molasses, lemon, vinegar, white vinegar, Tabasco sauce, jalapeño, chipotle peppers, peppery, black pepper, oregano, classic spices.
Palate: Tomato, roasted tomatoes, fire roasted peppers, celery, dill, onion, lemon, lime, dried herbs, pepper, black pepper, pepper bite, mustard, vinegar tang, umami, meaty, smoky, tomato sweetness, pleasant sweetness, nice horseradish kick, good mouthfeel, classic.
Finish: Bright tomato, lingering tomato, lemon, vinegar, horseradish, white pepper, black pepper, pepper builds, hints of sweetness, bright acidity, nice consistency, very nice finish, tasty.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



Barsmith Bloody Mary Mix Distinguished Blend



Rads Bloody Mary Mix
(OH)

Nose: Robust tomato, garden soup, lemon zest, citrus, basil, pickled asparagus, pickle juice, beef jerky, molasses, fresh cracked pepper, black pepper, spice, smoke, very complex.
Palate: Cooked tomato, tomato umami, celery salt, garlic salt, dill, cumin, pickle juice, lemon, citrus, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, chili peppers, white pepper, black pepper, black peppercorns, nice spice, not overly sweet, sharp acidity, tart, tangy, a classic blend, savory.
Finish: Nice bright thick tomato, lemon, parsley, horseradish, black pepper, red pepper, chili pepper, pepper bite, slightly smoky, spice sneaks up on you, lingering hot pepper, vinegar & spice lingers pleasantly, nicely balanced, zing.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



Rads Bloody Mary Mix



Morning Wood Bloody Mary Mix
The Original

(IA)

Nose: Roasted tomato, dried tomato, tamarind, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, A1 steak sauce, vinegary hot sauce, mustard seed, black peppercorns, meat spice rub, mesquite, smoke, savory.
Palate: Sweet tomato, tomato paste, lemon, celery, dill, celery salt, honey, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, white vinegar, Indian spices, chipotle pepper, black pepper, meaty, smoky, lightly sweet, acidic notes, tangy, awesome balance.
Finish: Tomato, celery, fresh vegetables, nice lemon, essence of lemons, citrus, herbs, curry leaves, clove, light spice, pepper, cayenne pepper, black pepper, umami, soy, anchovy, smoke, tasty, great, classic.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



Morning Wood Bloody Mary Mix The Original



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

(TX)

Nose: Smoked tomato, charred tomatillos, charred peppers, smoky tomatillo pepper, roasted pepper, salsa verde, lime, tomatillo spice, tabasco, BBQ sauce, Liquid Smoke, smoky mesquite, campfire, pleasantly sweet.
Palate: Green tomato, roasted green tomato, smoky green tomato, young tomatoes, fresh tomatillo, smoked vegetables, garlic, onion, celery, salsa verde, herbal, lemon, lime, hatch chilies, pepper, black pepper, sweet brine, hickory, mesquite, smoky, unexpected, nice twist on a classic.
Finish: Green tomato, tomatillo, green onion, charred onion, sweet peppers, blistered peppers, smoke, lingering spice, tangy, pleasant, tasty, great.

Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



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



GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Top Tomato Tomato Cocktail Mix Spicy
(IL)

Nose: Ripe tomato, sweet tomato, fresh lemon, garlic, dill, pickle juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, cocktail sauce, coriander, whole banana pepper, mild anchovy, clam juice, brine, ocean salt.
Palate: Fresh tomato, bright tomato, chewy tomatoes, pureed tomato, nicely balanced tomato & spice, cocktail sauce, horseradish, garlic, onion, celery, sweet peppers, red peppers, pimento, black pepper, peppery bite, spicy, brine, pleasant horseradish nice heat from pepper & horseradish, tangy, zesty.
Finish: Fresh tomato, chunky style, garlic, shrimp cocktail, spicy, peppery, black pepper, red pepper flakes, hot pepper kick, nice heat, heat builds, sweet horseradish lightly lingers, crisp.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Top Tomato Tomato Cocktail Mix Spicy



Papa Scott’s Bloody Mary Mix
(TX)

Nose: Tomato, tomato juice, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, red clam sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, olives, celery salt, Montreal steak seasoning, peppery, briny.
Palate: Full tomato, tomato juice, celery chunks, onion, garlic, slight pepper, tomato juice, celery, dill, lemony, spice, pepper, black pepper, habanero, good sweetness level, tangy, tasty.
Finish: Crushed tomatoes, green pepper, sweet citrus, black cracked pepper, rich, smooth, perfect for Sunday Funday.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Papa Scott’s Bloody Mary Mix



HungBloodies Original Craft Bloody Mary Mix
(FL)

Nose: Sweet tomato, stewed tomatoes, ripe garden, roasted red pepper, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, citrus, horseradish, onion, garlic/onion powder, garlic salt, celery salt, oregano, black peppercorn, BBQ dry rub, hickory, smoky, woody, musty, savory, balanced.
Palate: Rich tomato, raw tomato, fresh pizza sauce, fresh veggies, lemon, citrus, herbal, tamarind, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, dill pickle, celery salt, light spice, chili powder, peppery, pepper, umami, beef consommé, beefy, smoky, nice complexity, savory.
Finish: Ripe tomato, sweet tomato, pureed celery, Worcestershire sauce, celery, hints of bay leaf, vegetal, chipotle, peppery, sea salt, anchovy, fishy, lingering horseradish, lingering spice, fresh, tangy.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



HungBloodies Original Craft Bloody Mary Mix



Morning Wood Bloody Mary Mix
Thrill of Dill

(IA)

Nose: Sweet tomato, earthy tomato, onions, chipotle, roasted chipotle peppers, tamarind, burnt sugar, molasses, BBQ sauce, beef broth, horseradish, vinegar, cumin, black pepper, chili pepper, habanero pepper, rich, savory.
Palate: Tangy tomatoes, sweet tomato, roasted tomatoes, roasted peppers, sweet peppers, celery, lemon/lime, citrus, horseradish, garlic, onion powder, herbs, tamarind, Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, hint of chipotle, strong black pepper up front, smoky, briny, tangy, nice, classic.
Finish: Fresh tomato, sweet tomato, celery seed, oregano, herbal, chili, pepper, subtle smoke, tangy, zesty, pleasant, great.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Morning Wood Bloody Mary Mix Thrill of Dill



Barsmith Nashville Hot Bloody Mary Mix
(TN)

Nose: Tomato, earthy tomatoes, tomato salsa, celery, garlic, tamarind, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, maple syrup, herbs, oregano, spicy steak seasoning, briny, smoky, lovely.
Palate: Ripe tomatoes, sweet earthy tomatoes, fresh crushed tomatoes, lemon/lime, garlic, onion, celery, celery salt, dill, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, burnt sugar, molasses, sugar, peppery, black pepper, spicy pepper, chipotle peppers, briny, late spice, balanced heat, nice texture.
Finish: Sweet tomato, garlic, parsley bits, molasses, white pepper, black pepper, chili pepper, charred jalapeños, lingering spice, great heat, very tasty, nicely pleasant, perfect Bloody Mary, great.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



   Barsmith Nashville Hot Bloody Mary Mix



Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix
(IL)

Nose: Classic tomato, pickled tomatoes, salsa, green pepper, onion, parsley, fresh lettuce, celery, celery salt, horseradish, slight citrus, white vinegar, light spice, white pepper, briny, brightness.
Palate: Sweet tomato, celery, celery stick, celery leaves, parsley, red pepper, garlic, onion powder, celery salt, herbs, hints of horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, citrus, white vinegar, black pepper, mild jalapeño, really nice balance, lightly sweet, lemon brightness, fresh.
Finish: Tomato, minced onions, celery leaves, pepper, black pepper, vinegar, well balanced, nice balanced heat, lingering tomato acidity, savory, flavorful, yummy, lovely.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix



Southside Alchemy Sweat & Tears Bloody Mary Mix
(MO)

Nose: Tomato, tomato soup, tomato umami, garlic, horseradish, lemon, tamarind, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, chipotle spice, chipotle in adobo, beef bouillon, smoke, earthy.
Palate: Cooked tomato, earthy tomato, sweet tomato, pureed tomatoes, grilled tomato, sweet garlic, celery, lemon, horseradish, tamarind, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, pepper, spicy pepper, chili pepper, habanero, beefy, smoky, great heat, tomato sweetness, very pleasantly complex balance, rich, savory.
Finish: Worcestershire sauce, molasses, horseradish, sweet pepper, black pepper, habanero, chili powder, peppery spice, lingering spice, heavy heat, interesting balance, rich, breakfast of champions.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Southside Alchemy Sweat & Tears Bloody Mary Mix



Sister’s Sauce Bloody Mary Mix
(GA)

Nose: Tomato, green salsa, citrus juice, vinegar, celery salt, herbs, red pepper, spicy pickled peppers, chili pepper, Tabasco, sweet brine, hickory, Santa Fe fireplace.
Palate: Fresh tomatoes, sweet tomato, roasted tomatoes, tomato juice, lemon, lime, hint of vinegar, horseradish, onion, garlic, celery salt, strong black pepper, chili pepper, Tabasco, briny, nice kick.
Finish: Sweet tomato, bright tomatoes, lemon, citrus, vinegar tang, cumin, a touch of white pepper, chili pepper, lingering spice, nice balance, zingy, pretty good.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Sister’s Sauce Bloody Mary Mix



Bloody Revolution Everything Bagel
(TX)

Nose: Tomatoes, vegetable juice, pizza sauce, fresh celery, garlic, celery salt, chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, lemon, pickles, vinegar, fresh garden, nice spicy nose.
Palate: Fresh tomato, vegetable juice, lemon, pickle, vinegar, horseradish, garlic, dried garlic, powdered garlic, onion, dried onion, celery salt, pepper, oregano, paprika, sage, Italian seasoning, pleasant seasoning, pizza, briny, nicely sweet.
Finish: Tomato, tangy tomatoes, celery, garlic bits, pepper, vinegar tang, tart lemon, clean & crisp, fresh, very good, classic.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Bloody Revolution Everything Bagel



Smokin' Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix
(TX)

Nose: Tomato, molasses, vinegar, chipotle, chipotle BBQ sauce, BBQ sauce, barbequed pork, BBQ’d sausage, smoked brisket, charred meat, peat, hickory, charcoal, camp fire, smoke, BBQ smoke.
Palate: Sweet tomatoes, rich smoked tomato, charred tomatoes, tomato umami, garlic, bell peppers, onion, smoked onions, blistered green peppers, peppers, cayenne, oregano, vinegar, brine, sweet barbeque sauce, smoky BBQ sauce, smoke.
Finish: Tomato, dried tomato, roasted cipollini onions, garlic, vinegar, chipotle powder, lingering spice, smoky, thick, viscous, tastes like a meal, nice, flavorful.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Smokin' Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix



Backyard Mary Bloody Mary Mixer
(CA)

Nose: Fresh tomato, cooked tomatoes, earthy tomato, tomato sauce, thick tomato soup, umami, garlic, hints of peppers, anise, celery salt, oregano, Tabasco sauce, vinegar notes, black pepper, lemon brightness, pleasant balance of tomato & spice.
Palate: Tomato, ripe tomato, celery, garlic, chopped garlic, minced onion, lemony, lime, horseradish, tangy olives, pickles, vinegar tang, celery salt, oregano, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili, Tabasco, hot pepper, peppery bite, very nicely balanced.
Finish: Sweet tomato, sauteed peppers, garlic, coriander, peppery, white pepper, black pepper, cayenne, chili, smoky, pepper bite, balanced heat, very nice lingering spice, very zesty.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Backyard Mary Bloody Mary Mixer



Mr. Jimmie's Pick-Me-Up Bloody Mary Mix
(SC)

Nose: Tomato, sweet tomato, charred onions, charred vegetables, tamarind, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, lemon, herbs, thyme, sage, paprika, jalapeño, shrimp cocktail, slight earthy, zesty.
Palate: Tomato, sweet tomato, roasted tomatoes, roasted red pepper, chunky fresh tomatoes, tamarind, lemon/lime, celery, celery salt, herbal, oregano, horseradish, vinegar, fishy brine, shrimp cocktail, smoky, woody, spicy heat, well balanced, complex.
Finish: Tomato, smoked tomato soup, lemon, lemon zest, onions, basil, black pepper, nice balance, lingering tomato sweetness, great mix, nice, lovely.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



Mr. Jimmie's Pick-Me-Up Bloody Mary Mix



K Bloody Mary Mix Vegan
(NY)

Nose: Ripe tomatoes, dried tomato, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, slightly vinegar, fresh celery, celery salt, green chilis, cayenne pepper notes, hot pepper, Liquid Smoke, smoke, Slim Jim, beef jerky, smoky BBQ, charred meat, tangy.
Palate: Tomato, bell pepper, onion, fennel, celery, celery salt, lemon, fresh horseradish, dried garlic, dried oregano, coriander, spice forward, black pepper, vinegar, briny, fishy, BBQ, smoky, tangy.
Finish: Tomato, smoked tomatoes, celery, onion, lime, charred vegetables, lingering spice, black pepper, slightly peppery, briny, saline, sweet finish, zesty, rich.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



K Bloody Mary Mix Vegan



SILVER MEDAL WINNERS

MiddleBar Mary Bloody Mary Mix
(CA)

Nose: Zesty tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, clam juice, vinegar, celery, fennel, horseradish, chipotle peppers, white peppercorn, Tabasco sauce, pickled peppers, pepperoncini, briny, tomato sweetness, fresh.
Palate: Pickles, dill pickles, onion, sweet peppers, sweet relish, garlic, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, vinegar, citrus, black pepper, up front spice, spicy, tomato sweetness, pleasantly sweet, nice acidity, nicely balanced, pleasantly balanced, tart, tangy, bright.
Finish: Tomato juice, celery, lemon, molasses, balsamic vinegar, spice forward, spice complexity, pleasantly sweet honey, lingering cayenne, tangy, interesting.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



MiddleBar Mary Bloody Mary Mix



Pain Is Good Bloody Mary Mix
Glorious Garlic

(KS)

Nose: Tomato, roasted tomatoes, tomato juice, dried tomato, celery, onion, charred onion slices, roasted peppers, sweet cocktail sauce, horseradish, white pepper, habanero chili, jalapeño, briny, brown sugar, spiced BBQ meats, smoke, woody, nicely balanced.
Palate: Big tomato, earthy tomato, green tomato, onion, garlic, basil, herbs, horseradish, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, paprika, pepper, black pepper, spicy pepper, hot sauce, chili, smoky, bright lemon, great acidity, tangy, savory.
Finish: Thick tomato, chewy garlic & onion, paprika, pepper, spicy red pepper, chili, strong lingering spice, well balanced, tangy.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Pain Is Good Bloody Mary Mix Glorious Garlic



Hair of the Goat Bloody Mary Mix
(CO)

Nose: Tomato, sweet tomato stewed tomatoes, mild fresh garlic, onion, celery sticks, celery salt, herbs, spices, pepper, habanero chili, Tabasco, lemon, pickle juice, vinegar, brine, fresh.
Palate: Tomato, sweet tomato, roasted tomato, cooked tomatoes, fresh celery, celery salt, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, vinegar, lemon, lime, oregano, thyme, herbs, black pepper, habanero chili, peppery, tart, tangy.
Finish: Garlic, lemon, black pepper, chili pepper, jalapeño, lingering sweetness, lingering heat, nice heat, great heat, bright, very nice, delicious.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Hair of the Goat Bloody Mary Mix



Bloody Revolution Smoked Habanero
(TX)

Nose: Earthy tomato, smoked tomato, roasted red pepper, tomatillo, pickles, dill, thyme, garlic, celery salt, herbs, fresh lemon, vinegar, apple cider, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, chili pepper, chili powder, BBQ, mesquite, smoke.
Palate: Tomato, sweet tomato, smoked tomato, sweet red peppers, lemon, onion, celery, celery seed, fresh herbs, coriander, cumin, clove, horseradish, black pepper, habanero, chili powder, chili, nice balance, tangy.
Finish: Blistered tomatoes, grilled peppers, black pepper, chili pepper, chipotle, lingering spice, lingering heat, great heat, nice tang.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Bloody Revolution Smoked Habanero



Lovejoy's Bloody Mary Mix
Original

(MN)

Nose: Salsa, green pepper, celery, fresh basil, herbs, cilantro, garlic, chipotle, roasted red pepper, beef broth, briny, vinegar, pickle juice, pickles, pepperoncini peppers, jalapeños, cracked pepper, very peppery, fire roasted, surprisingly complex.
Palate: Tomato, cucumber, celery, green pepper, onion, hint of garlic, lime, horseradish, strong basil, bay leaves, cilantro, dried oregano, strong herbal, spices, black peppercorn, black pepper, spicy.
Finish: Tomato, pureed vegetables, highly vegetal, vinegar, pepper, black pepper, strong spice, beautiful back heat, lingering spice, zesty.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Lovejoy's Bloody Mary Mix Original



Lovejoy's Bloody Mary Mix
Thai Basil

(MN)

Nose: Tomato, beet juice, garlic, onion, pickled sweet carrots, lemon, strong horseradish, anise, star anise, fennel seed, licorice, floral, fragrant basil, tarragon, herbs, caraway, sesame, woody, sweetness.
Palate: Sweet tomato, onion, garlic, celery, anise, star anise, fennel, lemon, pickle juice, lavender, floral, tarragon, fresh basil, dill, herbal, sesame, sesame seeds, clove, pepper, white pepper, cayenne, smoke, light sweetness.
Finish: Tomato, tomato juice, real tomato seeds, tamarind, sweet lemon, onion, herbs de Provence, heat builds, hearty sweetness, unusual.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Lovejoy's Bloody Mary Mix Thai Basil



HungBloodies Horseradish Craft Bloody Mary Mix
(FL)

Nose: Tomato, sweet tomato sauce, cocktail sauce, horseradish, clam juice, Worcestershire sauce, tamarind, sweet maple, onion, cilantro, fresh herbs, steak seasoning, celery salt, cumin, clove, smoked paprika, pepper, bold.
Palate: Tomato, garlic, dill, basil, horseradish, lemon, vinegar, chipotle, adobo, sea salt, black pepper, smoky, woody, sweet notes, tart, very tangy.
Finish: Sweet tomato, garlic, onion, pureed charred onions, molasses, horseradish, vinegar, coriander, chili, pepper, cayenne pepper, lip pucker, tart, tangy.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



HungBloodies Horseradish Craft Bloody Mary Mix



Major Peters' Bloody Mary Mix
The Works

(MO)

Nose: Tomato, tomato paste, Campbell’s tomato soup, onion, celery, green olives, citrus, hints of dill, herbs, intense paprika, classic tomato sweetness, balanced sweetness.
Palate: Tomato, pureed plum tomatoes, fresh tomato juice, V8 tomato juice, horseradish, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, dried garlic, herbs, lemony, citrus, red pepper, habanero, classic profile, nicely balanced.
Finish: Tangy tomatoes, sweet tomato, garlic, lemon, herbs, spices, black pepper, jalapeño, peppery, heat builds, surprisingly lingering spice, zingy, tasty.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Major Peters' Bloody Mary Mix The Works



Bruce Julian Bloody Mary Mix
(NC)

Nose: Sweet fresh tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato juice, cocktail sauce, roasted corn, pickled onions, pickled asparagus, lemon, horseradish, hints of vinegar, oyster sauce, fresh clover.
Palate: Tomato, sweet tomato, red salsa, beet juice, celery, mild green onion, caramelized onions, garlic, herbs, lemon, bright citrus, vinegar, sweet horseradish, sweet cocktail sauce, shrimp cocktail, well blended.
Finish: Tomato, stewed tomatoes, citrus, smoky maple syrup, umami, anchovies, slight vinegar, subtle smoke, lingering sweetness, clean, tasty.


Silver Medal
Silver medal



Bruce Julian Bloody Mary Mix



BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS

Major Peters' Bloody Mary Mix
Hot & Spicy

(MO)

Nose: Ripe tomatoes, crushed raw tomatoes, tomato juice, tomato sauce, cocktail sauce, lemon, hint of vinegar, herbs, fresh basil, sage, celery salt.
Palate: Fresh tomato, ripe tomatoes, sweet tomato, tomato juice, thick tomato soup, onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper, roasted pepper, fresh herbs, thyme, horseradish bite, vinegar, peppery, great blend of seasoning & pepper, smooth, fresh.
Finish: Sweet tomato, garlic powder, peppery, chili, nicely spicy, bright acidity, heat/spice grows slowly, great heat, very clean, fresh, surprising, delicious.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



Major Peters' Bloody Mary Mix Hot & Spicy



Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Bloody Mary Mixer
(MA)

Nose: Fresh tomatoes, sweet tomato, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, bell pepper, sweet pepper, basil, carrots, garlic, cocktail sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lemon, fresh field.
Palate: Tomato, tomato soup, onion, garlic, celery, carrots, dill, lemony, horseradish, Italian seasoning, pepper, spices, herbal spiciness, smoky, savory.
Finish: Tomato, sweet tomato, marinara sauce, pizza sauce, onion, garlic, black pepper, lingering pepper, sweet & sour, tangy, zesty, smooth, easy drinker.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Bloody Mary Mixer



Nan's Naughty And Nice Bloody Mary Mix
(WI)

Nose: Ripe fresh tomato, tomato juice, stewed tomatoes, tomato soup, pizza sauce, Tabasco sauce, vinegar, lemon, fragrant tomato blossoms, tomato spice, parsley, oregano.
Palate: Ripe tomato, pleasant sweet tomatoes, tomato juice, sweet red peppers, fresh garden, light celery, lemon, black pepper, celery salt, saline, great spice.
Finish: Very pleasant tomato, gazpacho, pickles, slight herbal, hint of lingering spice, cayenne, touch of heat, sweet tangy, pleasant, delicious.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



Nan's Naughty And Nice Bloody Mary Mix



Whiteford's Bloody Mary Mix Spicy
(IL)

Nose: Ripe sweet tomato, smoked tomato, green peppers, celery, celery salt, dried oregano, lemon, horseradish, apple cider vinegar, sweet molasses, sweet BBQ sauce, BBQ pork, mesquite, tangy, garden fresh.
Palate: Roasted tomato, smoked tomato, roasted pepper, onion, lemon, lime, citrus, hint of vinegar, horseradish, light spice, chili powder, North Carolina BBQ sauce, sweet BBQ, molasses, smoky, tangy, interesting.
Finish: Ripe tomato, roasted tomato, fresh veggies, dried onion, dried garlic, lime, citrus, horseradish, briny, nice balance, hint of sweetness, late spice, lingering heat, zingy, tangy.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



Whiteford's Bloody Mary Mix Spicy



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

(TX)

Nose: Tangy tomato, roasted tomato, umami, brown sugar, salsa verde, celery, pepper, red pepper, chipotle in adobe, smoked habanero, BBQ sauce, pig roast,mesquite, super smoky.
Palate: Tangy tomato, sweet tomato, roasted tomato salsa, lemon, vinegar, pickles, chipotle peppers, herbs, hint of spice, cinnamon maple syrup, barbequed beans, barbeque sauce, smoky BBQ, Liquid Smoke, hickory.
Finish: Tomato, charred smoked tomato serrano, molasses, tomato adobo, vinegar, apple vinegar lime, onion, jalapeño.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



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



Happy Belly Bloody Mary Mix
(VT)

Nose: Tomato, sweet tomato sauce, celery, garlic, dill, herbs, dried herbs, very herbal, lemon, cabbage, kimchi, beef jerky, olives, pickled jalapeños, briny, shrimp, clam juice, clam shooter, shellfish, fish sauce, seafood, Asian aromas.
Palate: Hint of tomato, garlic, celery, dill, coriander, herbs, very herbal, Thai chili, spices, citrus, lemon, lemony vinegar, pickle juice, pickled cabbage, kimchi-like, fish sauce, fish oil, shrimp, dried shrimp, ocean flavors, zesty, different, interesting.
Finish: Sweet tomato, green tomatoes, bright onion, pickled green beans, light cayenne, briny, fishy, anchovies, fermented, a nice tangy Bloody Mary.


Bronze Medal
Bronze medal



Happy Belly 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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