This month in drinking history

Happy September! As many of you are aware, Bloody Mary history will be made one week from today: 9/10 is the date for the first ever Portland Bloody Mary Festival! I’ve heard that the first session is already sold out, but you may still be able to get tickets for the afternoon portion here.  I…

Answers to hot sauce quiz – how did you do?

Can you tell the difference between a Jimmy Choo shoe and a brand of hot sauce? Not everyone can! A couple weeks back, I asked you to take your best guess at which ones were which, based on the name alone.  How did you do? Take a look at the answers and find out. Panola…

Even MORE great uses for Bloody Mary mix

 Recently, my doctor told me I should sip apple cider vinegar with my meals to help increase my stomach acid. Low stomach acid is responsible for lots of health issues, like bloating, heartburn, hair loss, weak fingernails, fatigue, and dry skin. Drinking straight vinegar is completely out of the question. Mixing it with water is…

The bitter truth

This week I wanted to share a question that I got from a fan recently. If one person reached out to ask me about this, I’m guessing there are several of you who also want to know the answer. Here goes! Dear Judy, What’s the deal with bitters? What are they, and why would I…

How well do you know your hot sauce?

Ever since the Bloody Mary fan club exploded in the last few years, there have been more and more “gourmet” ingredients entering the scene. It used to be just Mr. and Mrs. T and Tabasco, remember? I guess that’s why so many people believe there’s only one way to make a Bloody Mary. Take hot…

Like tweeting, only boozier & less political

Hello, friends! This month I’ve rounded up 10 of the juiciest Bloody Mary tidbits I’ve come across lately. Everything’s here – from recipes to jaw-dropping photos to cool serving suggestions – all laid out in at-a-glance, 140-characters-or-less format. After you’ve looked at everything, why not share/tweet/pin your favorites, or the whole doggone list maybe? Then, tell me…

I’m not kidding: try red wine in your Bloody Mary

Wine cocktails are nothing new, but mixologists are constantly on the lookout for new drinks that feature wine, from red wine to champagne. Some people cringe at the thought of creating a new beverage out of a product that already tastes complete. On the other hand, Oliver Scutts, who works for the Marlborough wine label Rochfort…

The Holy Bloody Mary Grail

I’ve recently visited Paris, where I had a lovely time sampling both classic and DIY Bloody Marys. Paris is the actual, factual birthplace of the Bloody. It was created by Fernand Petiot way back in 1920 at Harry’s New York Bar, according to the newspaper article hanging on the wall at Harry’s. Legend states that…

Bloody Marys For Your Insides & Your Outside

If you’re looking for a decadent getaway, look no further than the St. Regis Bali resort. You may recognize the name as the hotel that became the birthplace of the Bloody Mary in New York City. For a limited time, you can book yourself a Bloody Mary spa treatment in honor of the St. Regis’…

Nothing Says “Summer” Like A Freshly Grilled Bloody Mary

Just when you thought you’d grilled everything, along comes a grilled Bloody Mary. WTF? Here’s a video showing you how you can prepare freshly grilled Bloody Marys at home, step by step. Because after all, nothing says “summer” like a freshly grilled Bloody Mary. And for you hands-on learners, here’s the recipe all spelled out…