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Old 09-20-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Best Bloody Mary mix?

It seems like every bar just uses a pre-made mix for Bloody Marys, so I was wondering if any of the varieties in the store are good to use. I love making Bloody Mary's but if there were a way to expedite the process without getting 5-6 ingredients that would be really great. Seeing as none of the ingredients are really "fresh" (except lemon juice) I thought this might be a drink that a mix could be acceptable. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-21-2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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I favor THIS one --- Normally I cut it by about 1/2 with home canned tomato juice, but it's good as is.......

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Old 09-21-2009, 08:36 AM   #3
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I just use V8 juice and add a few things like tobasco, worcestire sauce, celery salt, lemon juice, and fresh ground pepper. Sometimes I will use the spicy V8 juice and leave out the tobasco.
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Not surprisingly, I can't remember the name of the mix I really like; I seem to remember I haven't been able to find it lately.

I like using V8 and Clamato as my base.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:42 AM   #5
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I use different mixes such as Mrs. T and a local one called New England's Best Bloody Mary Mix. I end up doctoring both before I'm ready to drink.

I also use V-8 and add-ins.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:49 AM   #6
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Clamato
V8
Beefamato

Worcestershire
Horseradish
Hot sauce
Olive brine

Black pepper
Onion powder or juice
Garlic powder or juice
Cilantro


Oh, and use tequila instead of vodka
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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...Oh, and use tequila instead of vodka

...and call it a Bloody Maria!
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:03 PM   #8
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Dimitri's mix concentrate is my favorite off-the shelf. Add it to tomato juice. Also makes a good marinade. Mr. & Mrs T's would be my second.
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:52 PM   #9
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I favor THIS one --- Normally I cut it by about 1/2 with home canned tomato juice, but it's good as is.......

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We've had that at friends in Mississippi, Bob, and it's my favorite! It's so thick it's almost like salsa. I've not seen it around here.
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We've had that at friends in Mississippi, Bob, and it's my favorite! It's so thick it's almost like salsa. I've not seen it around here.
It is kinda thick, especially after being refrigerated. DW likes it as is...I usually thin it with some tomato juice...and a little extra Vodka
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