“Green Mary Cocktail Mix from Frankie V’s Kitchen is a refreshing and flavorful alternative to the usual Bloody Mary mix.”
Green Mary Cocktail Mix from Frankie V’s Kitchen
As I write this, it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend in the US, where everyone is Irish and everything is green, and our Sunday Bloody Mary post this week features a bright green mixer from Frankie V’s Kitchen of Dallas, Texas.
This uniquely different mixer includes green tomatoes, tomatillos, premium olive juice and Frankie V’s own Wasabi Green Thai Chile Hot Sauce.
Yea, this is a horse of a different color!
Let’s see what makes this Green Mary so green…
Ingredients: green tomatoes, tomatillos, celery, garlic, lime juice, 1888 Olive Juice, water, blue agave, FVK Wasabi Green Thai Chile Hot Sauce, worcestershire sauce, wasabi powder, white pepper, salt.
Texture & Appearance: Medium thin in consistency and bright green in color.
There are lots of bits in here – tiny tomatillo seeds, little bits of garlic and green tomato – very satisfying with a good amount of mouth-feel. Complex.
The Green Mary Cocktail
Taste Straight Up: This is a mixer unlike any I’ve ever had.
Straight up, Green Mary is very refreshing, tart and more than just a bit spicy – the unique green tomatoes and tomatillos bring a fresh acidic taste. Briny, salty olive juice hits you next, with the mild heat of wasabi bringing up the rear.
The inclusion of 1888 Olive Juice is a genius move on their part – designed for “dirty martinis”, 1888 Olive Juice (another Texas product) is a dirty martini mixer that adds a salty, briny flavor to this Green Mary drink. Unique and savory.
Heat Level: – 1.5/5 Stars.
Mild and tingly – the wasabi is there, and yes, Frankie V’s Wasabi Green Thai Chile Hot Sauce is a player here too, but it’s not a blow your head off heat. Mild in a good way.
Label/Graphics: – 5/5 on design, label, fonts and overall impression.
Bonus points for the green wax covered top that sports the “Frankie V’s Kitchen FVK” impression. Also, there’s the hanging tag and twine that are incorporated into the wax topping.
Like all of Frankie V’s products, the art department deserves kudos and accolades for another stellar design. Classy.
This very unique “bloody mary” mixer has to be one of the most unusual mixers I’ve ever come across.
It tastes fantastic all on it’s own, as a tomato cocktail, albeit a “green” one. It would make a great Michelada beverage with your favorite Cerveza.
Overall Rating: – 3/5 Stars for uniqueness. It just may be an acquired taste, but the more I drank it, the more I liked it.
This is certainly one of the most unusual products we’ve reviewed in a while – but delicious nonetheless.
About Frankie V’s Kitchen
You can sample all of the great products from Frankie V’s Kitchen and meet Frankie V at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo, March 29 – 30, 2014.
We reviewed Frankie V’s Salsas here.
Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.