33 Ways Vodka Can Improve Your Looks, Health, & Life

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 away. Poison ivy: as soon as possible after exposure, pour vodka over the affected area to remove the…

How to host a Bloody Mary bridal shower

Dear Judy, I’m hosting a Bloody Mary brunch at my house for my best friend’s bridal shower, and I’m looking for ways to really impress my guests. Any tips? Sincerely, Brinezilla Dear Brinezilla, My mom always said, “If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing it right.” I applied this same advice to my…

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…

Pork Tenderloin

This recipe was submitted by a fan…I gave it a try, and believe me, you should too. There’s nothing better than meaty, spicy goodness on a chilly winter evening! Place the tenderloin in a 4 qt Le Creuset baking pan and put in a 350 degree oven for an hour.  Turn the oven to 225…