Powell and Mahoney Bloody Mary Mix

powell and mahoney bloody mary mix

Classic Bloody Mary Mix

Legend has it that the Bloody Mary was the original “social scene” cocktail, brought from a bar in Paris to New York’s famed St. Regis Hotel in 1934. But like many “classic” cocktails, its history and beginnings are shrouded in mystery and conflicting stories. Just like the Margarita, the Bloody Caesar and even the Martini, it’s hard to find the definitive story of their origins.

But back to the Bloody Mary. Powell & Mahoney, Ltd. have bottled what they call the original 1926 recipe – A Vintage Original Cocktail Mixer handcrafted in Vermont and available in a single 750ml bottle or by the case of 6 bottles.

This very thick and flavorful version of a Bloody Mary mixer is made with all-natural and gluten-free ingredients.

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Ingredients: filtered water, tomato paste, distilled vinegar, organic cane sugar, Worcestershire sauce (distilled vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, water, salt, caramel color, sugar, spices, anchovies, natural flavor, tamarind), horseradish, sea salt, onion powder, garlic, citric acid, lemon juice concentrate, cayenne, black pepper, natural flavor, celery salt.

Texture & Appearance: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars – Very thick – one of the thickest mixers we’ve ever seen. Personally, I find this to be very appealing. After all, the Bloody Mary can be a meal unto itself, right? Think of a thick tomato sauce, and you get the idea. Shake well, indeed.

Taste Straight Up: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars – A robust tomato juice with a splash of spices and horseradish. The Worcestershire sauce is a barrel aged concoction that really brings a dark, umami flavor to the mix. A finishing touch of citrus flavor, although light, is there. Add more lemon or lime juice to boost that up a notch.

Heat Level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – This mixer is mildly spicy straight out of the bottle with a bit of heat from the horseradish, but nothing extreme. But when you add vodka, or any alcohol, the horseradish and cayenne really seem to kick in. Now we have a spicier cocktail.

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Label/Graphics: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Not only are the graphics on this label classical, they are a part of the entire lineup of mixers from Powell & Mahoney – each with its own color and description. These are truly gourmet products that you should try.

Overall Rating: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – Highly recommended for their true-to-classic taste and flavor. An incredible gourmet Bloody Mary mix that you would be proud to serve your guests at any Sunday Brunch.

Visit Powell and Mahoney and get a case – you won’t regret it. And why not email to ask them to mix a case of 6 bottles for you? They also offer 9 other flavored mixers like Mojito, Margarita, Cosmopolitan and more.

And please tell them HotSauceDaily sent you!

[vision_notification style=”tip” font_size=”15px” closeable=”false”] For an exhaustive and interesting read on the Bloody Mary, see this Wikipedia entry. It mentions at least 3 storied beginnings for the Bloody Mary cocktail. [/vision_notification]

 

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Comments

  1. Great review! I especially like that it’s on the thicker side – I hate when my bloody mary is watery (which is tough to avoid in from-scratch preparations). I’ll have to try it. What kind of vodka did you use during your review?

    • It is indeed the thickest mixer we’ve had yet. We don’t spend the big bucks on Grey Goose, Smirnoff is fine with us.

  2. I can’t wait to try it! I am a huge fan of hearty Bloody Mary mixers. I loved how detailed and thorough the review was, and I appreciated the mention of Bloody Mary’s dubious parentage. I get asked all the time how Bloody Marys came to be, and I think the mystery just adds to the fun, don’t you?

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