Is your heartburn being a buzzkill?

If you’re prone to occasional heartburn, you don’t just need to watch what you eat…your choice of cocktail matters, too. Any alcoholic beverage can make heartburn worse, but Bloody Marys seem to take all the blame because they are spicy as well. That doesn’t mean they have to be off-limits, though! Here are some tips…

Last minute gifts for your Bloody Mary lovin’ mom

Dear Judy, I have no clue what to get my mom for Mother’s Day. She already has everything, and whatever shiny new object she shows an interest in, she just orders on Amazon Prime. The only thing I know she loves is Bloody Marys. Help! Sincerely, Giftless in Seattle Dear Giftless, Happy Mother’s Day to…

The judges have voted.

On January 13 and 14, seven judges from all over the United States convened in Portland, Oregon to evaluate 52 entries in the Drunken Tomato Awards. Judges used a standardized judging form created specifically for Bloody Mary reviews. All entries were blind taste tested, and judges did not receive any information about the product manufacturer….

Under the weather? Get behind the bar!

Feed a cold, starve a fever. That’s what my mother always said, and no doubt her mother did too. Now that I’m a mom (with internet access, no less) I can tell you exactly what to feed your cold to get you back on your feet in no time. Each ingredient in this Bloody Mary…

Will the real Bloody Mary please stand up?

There’s a little doohickey in your brain called the reticular cortex, and its job is to control how much attention you’re going to give to all the billions of pieces of data coming at you every day. Did you ever buy a car and suddenly see that exact make and model all over town? Or…

When did I turn into my mother?

The other day, I said something to one of my kids, and I could swear it was my mother’s voice coming out of my mouth. Those catch phrases that used to make me roll my eyes make so much sense all of a sudden. Here are some of my favorites: “If you fall out of…

Forget Champagne on Valentine’s Day

Warning to the faint of heart: you’re about to meet Bloody Mary’s younger, hotter cousin. This is the Bloody Mary that will get your lover’s attention. Or get you that second date. Or just get your private parts the adoration they’ve been craving. Sure, it’s even better with a lot of vodka in it, but…

What vodka should I use in my Bloody Mary?

Dear Judy, What kind of vodka goes best with your Bloody Mary mix? Sincerely, Confused in the Liquor Store Dear Confused, There are sooooo many good options out there! I have favorites in all categories, so I’ll tell you some vodkas I like and you can decide for yourself. Plain Ol’ Vodka  There’s no need…

National Bloody Mary Day, January 1

Bloody Mary Day celebrates the Bloody Mary cocktail, which is described by some as the perfect hangover cure. So it should come as no surprise that National Bloody Mary Day is January 1! I thought this week might be a good time to reminisce about Bloody Mary’s origins, and suggest ways to celebrate the holiday…

What To Do If Your Bloody Mary Is Too Spicy

After almost a year and a half in business, I’ve met all sorts of people: newbies who think Portland Bloody Mary Mix is too spicy, die-hards who drink it with habanero vodka for an extra kick, and everything in between. If you’re in the it’s-too-spicy camp, this post will help you put out the flames…