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…

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Me

You already know that I make the best Bloody Mary Mix in town, but unless you’re in my Inner Circle, you may not feel like you know me very well. Here are 5 things that you didn’t know about me to help break the ice. In 1980, I was a cheerleader for the Portland Timbers….

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…

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…