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Posted: 1/18/2015 9:13:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 9:17:56 AM EST by clockworkjon]
I like them, but I'm lazy so I'm looking for a good off the shelf mix. Since I'm the only one who would be drinking it isn't worth stocking up on ingredients to mix my own just for the occasional drink. Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:19:54 AM EST
Zing Zang mix and a decent vodka. You can add vegetables or whatever out of your fridge if you so desire.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:21:22 AM EST
Mr and Mrs T's isn't too bad either.

I usually put Tapatio in it, and use Absolut.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:21:39 AM EST
Just kind of starting to get into them myself...Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix is pretty decent! Nothing comes close to Harpoon Harry's in Key West though
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:22:34 AM EST

In my humble opinion, there is nothing as good as making it yourself. Given that, the Zing Zang isn't half bad.


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:31:17 AM EST
I realize that storing lots of ingredients is a hassle. However, a container of tomato juice/clamato juice etc., a lime, a lemon, a small bottle of Tabasco, a small bottle of Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, black pepper, and a couple of different garnishes (olives, pickles, celery) doesn't take up that much space. In fact, mixed together in a covered pitcher, they really don't take up much more space than a bottle of off the shelf mix. Plus you get the satisfaction of mixing it to your tastes, not a company chemist in some unknown warehouse hundreds of miles away.
JM2CW
Either way a good Bloody Mary is a great way to start a day and you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!

Cheers!
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:33:04 AM EST
Zing zang with horseradish.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:34:29 AM EST
Try adding a couple spashes of A1 to your next bloody mary. Good stuff.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:34:47 AM EST
The airlines use Mr and Mrs T's and Titos vodka and that's not half bad.
Sometimes I just order the mix.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:35:01 AM EST
I'm partial to Major Peter's mix and Tabasco, in that order.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:40:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By J_Wynn:
Zing Zang mix and a decent Sriracha UV vodka. You can add vegetables or whatever out of your fridge if you so desire.
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FIFY

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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:40:21 AM EST

Another variation is to use Clamato juice which has tomato and clam juice. It's very good. They call it a Bloody Caesar.

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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:40:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MrPineco:
Zing zang with horseradish.
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This right here.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:43:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By C-4:

Another variation is to use Clamato juice which has tomato and clam juice. It's very good. They call it a Bloody Caesar.

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Years ago that was our drink of choice. Mmmm
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:53:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Bigfeet:

In my humble opinion, there is nothing as good as making it yourself. Given that, the Zing Zang isn't half bad.


Bigfeet
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Using a mix is OK if you are only using it as a base and add other fresh ingredients.

I'm an old man and do prefer it the old fashioned way.

Stocking up on ingredients for those who drink them only occasionally may sound bad at first but when you consider you can make them up without the Vodka in advance and drink them even without the Vodka it all makes sense.

Used to make my own 'base' .... even served it to children as it was nothing more then enhanced tomato juice.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:54:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sq40:
Try adding a couple spashes of A1 to your next bloody mary. Good stuff.
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So long as it is the A1 with Tabasco in it! ;)



:)
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:55:20 AM EST
For those who think they have the balls and want to test those balls .....

GHOST PEPPER !!!!!!!!!!



Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:55:47 AM EST
OK, I'll open it up to simple recipes. Guess it wouldn't kill me to make it. Thinking about starting with spicy V8.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:56:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jp_72:

Either way a good Bloody Mary is a great way to start a day and you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!

Cheers!
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I had this Habanero Bacon Bloody Mary for breakfast when I was in Lubbock last month:



It was goooood.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:56:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 10:01:58 AM EST by wildearp]
I have a hand made one in my possession right now:

One full shot of Burnetts Vodka
celery salt
Johnnys Seasoning Salt
Worcester sauce
tobasco
Clamato
A fresh squeeze of lime wedge

A beer chaser is a favorite in some regions.

Finest Call makes three flavors of mix. I highly recommend them. (sold at Total Wine)


Link Posted: 1/18/2015 9:57:58 AM EST
No. I don't care for tomato juice. Tomato juice with alcohol? Yuck.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:01:18 AM EST
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No. I don't care for tomato juice. Tomato juice with alcohol? Yuck.
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Thanks for all the great insight.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:02:11 AM EST
Spicy V8 makes a great base; add horseradish, Worcestershire, and tobasco and Finlandia vodka. A bit of lemon or lime juice and you're GTG!
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:02:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
I like them, but I'm lazy so I'm looking for a good off the shelf mix. Since I'm the only one who would be drinking it isn't worth stocking up on ingredients to mix my own just for the occasional drink. Any suggestions?
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Where in WI are you?

There is a new place called "100 Mile Sauce" that does two bloody mary mixes one spicy one not. They are out of Madison. (Yeah, I know, but the guy is a gun owner and not a dumb lib.)

If you make bloodies with a lighter juice like clamato, you will like their mix. It is good enough to just mix with vodka and drink, but you can doctor it up a bit.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:05:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
Where in WI are you?

There is a new place called "100 Mile Sauce" that does two bloody mary mixes one spicy one not. They are out of Madison. (Yeah, I know, but the guy is a gun owner and not a dumb lib.)

If you make bloodies with a lighter juice like clamato, you will like their mix. It is good enough to just mix with vodka and drink, but you can doctor it up a bit.
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Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
I like them, but I'm lazy so I'm looking for a good off the shelf mix. Since I'm the only one who would be drinking it isn't worth stocking up on ingredients to mix my own just for the occasional drink. Any suggestions?
Where in WI are you?

There is a new place called "100 Mile Sauce" that does two bloody mary mixes one spicy one not. They are out of Madison. (Yeah, I know, but the guy is a gun owner and not a dumb lib.)

If you make bloodies with a lighter juice like clamato, you will like their mix. It is good enough to just mix with vodka and drink, but you can doctor it up a bit.


Waukesha, but I do get out to Madison for work occasionally. Where is it sold?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:06:48 AM EST
http://deadspin.com/lets-make-a-really-good-bloody-mary-for-once-1497855206

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:10:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
OK, I'll open it up to simple recipes. Guess it wouldn't kill me to make it. Thinking about starting with spicy V8.
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I'd learn to do it with a simpler juice.

Straight V8.

Sargento, Clamato, or just a generic.

Filling in the flavor profile of an already flavored juice will be harder than building the whole thing.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:11:45 AM EST
I always do mix or v8 juice and add garnish. It is what I drink on vacation when I want to stay drunk.

I also like Michaladas the Mexican beer bloody Mary.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:11:54 AM EST
Don't try to make it healthy by using V8 as the base.
That was right up there with mistaking Fiber One bars for Granola bars.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:14:03 AM EST
Candied bacon.

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:14:05 AM EST
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I had this Habanero Bacon Bloody Mary for breakfast when I was in Lubbock last month:

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=71322

It was goooood.
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Originally Posted By omar:
Originally Posted By jp_72:

Either way a good Bloody Mary is a great way to start a day and you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!

Cheers!


I had this Habanero Bacon Bloody Mary for breakfast when I was in Lubbock last month:

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=71322

It was goooood.


I rarely drink alcohol, but that looks damn good!
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:39:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By clockworkjon:


Waukesha, but I do get out to Madison for work occasionally. Where is it sold?
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Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
I like them, but I'm lazy so I'm looking for a good off the shelf mix. Since I'm the only one who would be drinking it isn't worth stocking up on ingredients to mix my own just for the occasional drink. Any suggestions?
Where in WI are you?

There is a new place called "100 Mile Sauce" that does two bloody mary mixes one spicy one not. They are out of Madison. (Yeah, I know, but the guy is a gun owner and not a dumb lib.)

If you make bloodies with a lighter juice like clamato, you will like their mix. It is good enough to just mix with vodka and drink, but you can doctor it up a bit.


Waukesha, but I do get out to Madison for work occasionally. Where is it sold?
You can get it online:
http://www.100milesauce.com/

The list on the site has to do with the sauces, not the juice.

Stores: Woodman's West, Rileys World of Wines downtown, Hyvee Westgate, Jennifer Street Market. Woodman's is cheapest.

If you get to North Western WI, try to find "Redneck Juice" (a different brand) out of Hudson I think.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:41:19 AM EST
Here is the one I won the bloody contest using:

IN A PINT GLASS:
3 ice cubes (4 if you have those small ones)
4 splash of Worcestershire sauce
4 splash Tabasco (at most, tailor for the consumer)
2 shake celery salt (or 1 shake each salt and celery seed)
3 squirt lemon juice or juice from 1/4 wedge fresh lemon
1/2 teaspoon horseradish
2 shakes black pepper
2 shots vodka (do all this fast, or the salt will start to melt the ice mix

Fill the rest of the glass with Clamato Juice. Pour between one glass and another to mix.

Garnish with whatever you have, shrimp, fresh celery,
pickled asparagus, pickled mushrooms, pickled banana
pepper, pickled garlic, kimchee, olives, etc. You need
SOMETHING to garnish with even if all you got is SPAM
or those little hot dogs the kids eat just before they start
on solid food. If that's what you have, use it. Use a
kabob spear or long toothpick and arrange so the garnish
sticks up. This is important for the bouquet of the drink.

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:44:48 AM EST
The thing missing from most Bloody Mary recipes is beef bullion. Need horseradish added along with a pickled green bean and bacon to garnish it well.

Zing Zang's is good stuff as is Pat O'Brien's Bloody Mary Mix.





Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:47:03 AM EST
Wisconsinites know how to make a bloody mary!

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:50:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 10:51:39 AM EST by Cincinnatus]
V8 plus some Clamato.
A little Worchestershire.
A little horseradish.
A little celery salt.
A little Thai Chili paste.
A little bit of a beef bullion cube.
A floater of voda and a floater of Sriracha.
Salt, Pepper, Hot sauce.
Lemon IN the mix, garnish with lime, and a long-hot pepper.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:52:53 AM EST
Major Peters or Zing Zang. Tabasco's mix is way too thin and doesn't taste like anything.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:53:50 AM EST
V-8 juice (or spicy) and booze doesn't cut it?
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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:58:56 AM EST
I use a low sodium V8 (flavor of your choice) in a pint glass. 1-2 shots of vodka. Splash in some Worcestershire, salt, pepper. Red pepper and/or hot sauce to kick it up if you like the heat. I keep a large horseradish root to grate fresh horseradish in mine too. I garnish them with all sorts of stuff. Pickled okra, baby corn, and asparagus along with artichoke slices, bleu cheese stuffed olives, bell peppers, bacon, and sweet gherkins. It's a great appetizer brunch meal with all the garnishes on it.

If you want a blood mary mix then you can't go wrong with ZingZang.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:04:21 AM EST
Find this ..... thank me later

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:05:06 AM EST
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Wisconsinites know how to make a bloody mary!

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What's up with the trend of piling as much shit as possible on the top though?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:07:08 AM EST
Bloody Mary?



Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:15:52 AM EST
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What's up with the trend of piling as much shit as possible on the top though?
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Originally Posted By OptionZero:
Wisconsinites know how to make a bloody mary!

http://gamedayrcom.c.presscdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ultimate-bloody-mary1.jpeg


What's up with the trend of piling as much shit as possible on the top though?

I have no idea! If anybody should know its you........You're from WI.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:21:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jp_72:
I realize that storing lots of ingredients is a hassle. However, a container of tomato juice/clamato juice etc., a lime, a lemon, a small bottle of Tabasco, a small bottle of Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, black pepper, and a couple of different garnishes (olives, pickles, celery) doesn't take up that much space. In fact, mixed together in a covered pitcher, they really don't take up much more space than a bottle of off the shelf mix. Plus you get the satisfaction of mixing it to your tastes, not a company chemist in some unknown warehouse hundreds of miles away.
JM2CW
Either way a good Bloody Mary is a great way to start a day and you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!

Cheers!
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This. I prefer Ceasars with clamato. (Northerner thing). They have a thinner consistency than what you get with many premixed Bloody Mary bottles and tomato juices.

A great thing to do with whatever you choose is take a mason jar or any container. Cut up a jalapeño or two (or any hot pepper) and infuse your own vodka for 3-4 days, strain out the peppers and keep in the fridge. :)

Best time to make ceasars is after a Friday night summer house party. Make them for breakfast for all your guests who spent the night.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:26:53 AM EST
the wife and I just whipped one up!

it's quality time together.... make your own!

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:28:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By makeitflyfast:
Zing zang or clamato.

With old bay seasoning around the glass rim.
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oldbay / celery salt 50/50
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:38:05 AM EST
As another poster said, they are just as good without alcohol. My wife and I aren't big drinkers so we'll make them with vodka maybe two or three time's a year. We always use up all the ingredients making them without vodka in between.

That being said, the beer based version (red eye) is my go-to summertime outdoor chore drink.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:43:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TheOx:
Spicy V8 makes a great base; add horseradish, Worcestershire, and tobasco and Finlandia vodka. A bit of lemon or lime juice and you're GTG!
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My preferred recipe right here, just add celery salt
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:44:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By J_Wynn:
Zing Zang mix and a decent vodka. You can add vegetables or whatever out of your fridge if you so desire.
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Yup.
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