Cabernet Mary

I heard about this recipe a couple of years ago, and I’ve been curious about it ever since. More than curious…doubtful is more like it. That’s why it took me so long to try it for myself. The recipe is rumored to have come from New Orleans, and the kicker is that you use red…

Boozy Beauty Hacks

If you’re short on storage space, or just looking to downsize, never fear! I’m going to  teach you how to turn your liquor cabinet into a medicine cabinet with these boozy health and beauty products. Cold sores: dab a cold sore with a swab that’s been dipped in vodka. The alcohol will help dry it…

Around the world in 80 glasses

 You’re probably all too familiar with the genius that goes into the creation of Bloody Marys in this great nation of ours. But did you ever wonder what they’re like in other parts of the world? Have a look!           Have you had a Bloody Mary outside the US? Tell me…

How To Stock Your Bloody Mary Bar

 Dear Judy,  I’m having a big party at my house to kick off football season, and I’m thinking about setting up a Bloody Mary bar. What do I need to have on hand?  Signed, Kickass Kickoff  Dear Kick, What a great idea! Letting your guests make their own drinks is a good way to make…

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…