What’s high fructose corn syrup doing in your Bloody Mary?

Dear Judy, I see cane sugar on your nutrition label, but lots of other Bloody Mary mixes use high fructose corn syrup instead. What’s the difference? Sincerely yours, Sweetie Pie Dear Sweetie, I’m not gonna pull any punches here. HFCS is the worst. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) turns on your fat-storing hormones and is a…

For The Bloody Mary Lover Who Has Everything

Thanksgiving is officially over, and you know what that means…SHOPPING! If there’s a Bloody Mary fan on your gift list this year, or if you’re looking for ways to treat yo’self, here are some terrific ideas to get you started.  These cute earrings are available here for just 11 bucks!  Who wouldn’t want a pocket…

33 Ways Vodka Improves Your Looks, Health, & Life

Champagne may be good for toasts and christening ships, but do you know what vodka’s good for? EVERYTHING! First Aid Cold sores: dab a cold sore with a cotton ball that’s been dipped in vodka. The alcohol will help dry it right up. Jellyfish sting: vodka will disinfect the sting and help take the pain…

Bloody Mary Cornbread Stuffing

Easiest stuffing you’ll ever make, and the tastiest too! Ingredients: 4 cups corn bread cubes 1 cup chicken stock 2 or 3 oz Portland Bloody Mary Mix 1 tsp fresh sage 4 celery ribs, chopped into small pieces 1 small jar of garlic-stuffed olives 4 Strips Bacon Directions: 1. Chop bacon and cook over low…

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…