Sriracha Bloody Mary Mixer from Powell and Mahoney

Our second in a series of Sunday Bloody Mary goodness comes from Powell and Mahoney Limited. Their “Super Spicy” Sriracha Bloody Mary mixer is all natural, gluten free, and is “handcrafted in Vermont”.

Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix

Sriracha Bloody Mary Mixer from Powell and Mahoney

One of the newest flavors in the line-up of 12 mixers from Powell & Mahoney, Sriracha Bloody Mary packs quite a punch of spice and flavor. We reviewed Powell & Mahoney’s Original 1926 Recipe Bloody Mary mixer last year, and that one was pretty spicy all on its own – Sriracha Bloody Mary kicks the flavor and heat level up a few notches.

Based on the ingredient list, I’m guessing they are using a proprietary sriracha recipe that includes cayenne and red jalapeño peppers, but no garlic. So this is a different creature here, and not the usual “rooster sauce” in the plastic bottle.

Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix Bottles

This is a Bloody Mary mix for you lovers of Sriracha flavor and heat. Read on for the details…

Ingredients: filtered water, tomato paste, Sriracha (cayenne pepper puree, water, organic cane sugar, red jalapeno peppers, distilled vinegar, spices, xanthan gum, citric acid), distilled vinegar, cane sugar, organic gluten-free vegan worcestershire sauce (organic apple cider vinegar, organic molasses, organic wheat-free tamari (water, organic soybeans, salt), filtered water, organic evaporated cane juice, salt), organic lemon juice concentrate, organic ginger puree, organic tamarind, organic chili pepper, organic garlic powder, xanthan gum, organic shiitake mushrooms, organic allspice, organic cloves, organic orange extract, organic lemon extract, natural smoke flavor, natural onion flavor (onion oil), horseradish, sea salt, onion dried, dried garlic, citric acid, lemon juice concentrate, celery seed.

Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix texture

Texture & Appearance: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars – Very thick and slightly pulpy with a bright red color. I love a thick bloody mary mixer like this one. After all, a bloody mary is practically breakfast, right? So the thicker, the better in my opinion.

Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix texture up close

Taste Straight Up: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – An aroma of fresh crushed tomatoes is up front, hinting of homemade pasta sauce. But the first taste is all fresh tomato with a big hit of chile peppers and heat, with a nice, mild sweetness. After the chile pepper profile, the next biggest flavor to me is the dark, almost umami taste of the Worcestershire sauce. Almost exactly the same dark flavor component as their original Bloody Mary mixer.

I find this part of the overall flavor to be delicious! I love the all natural Worcestershire blend they use, and find it much more enjoyable than the usual Lea & Perrins style sauce.

The supporting players, or ingredients, don’t really stand out. The acids, mushrooms, allspice and clove, and even the garlic and horseradish are very muted.

Heat Level: Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars – The heat blossoms in the back of my throat and makes my head sweat. It’s a pungent and sharp burn, but doesn’t last long, thus encouraging you to enjoy each sip. This is one of the hottest bloody mary mixers I’ve tried so far.

Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix Label

Label/Graphics: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Just as classy as all of their labels, this one includes an iconic red rooster in front of “Sriracha”.

Final Thoughts

You gotta love your Bloody Mary hot to enjoy this mixer. It doesn’t mess around.

And yet, as good as it stands on its own, you could certainly doctor it up with some additional horseradish or garlic, and lime or lemon juice for starters.

Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix Drink

About Powell & Mahoney

Powell & Mahoney, Ltd. was founded by two-beverage industry veterans who were inspired by the lack of quality mixers made available to consumers. Noticing a true need in the market, the duo combined their expertise and passion and launched the successful mixer brand. Powell & Mahoney, Ltd. has reinvented classic cocktail recipes by swapping out artificial flavoring and preservatives for hand selected, better-for-you ingredients.

Where to buy: Powell & Mahoney handcrafted cocktail mixers and bar ingredients are available at many Crate & Barrel Stores, Whole Foods in Washington and Texas, among others, and numerous other grocery chains. Visit http://powellandmahoney.com/find-us

You can also order directly from them at http://powellandmahoney.com

I hope you Bloody Mary lovers enjoyed learning about Powell & Mahoney’s Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix. Please leave a Comment below to share anything Bloody Mary! We love to learn too!

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

Murphs Hot and Spicy Famous Bloody Mary Mix

The Murph’s Hot & Spicy Famous Bloody Mary Mix is their newest and spiciest version of the very tasty and successful “The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix”. The original version is a stellar stand-alone mixer that is as delicious on the rocks as a breakfast beverage as it is for a “wake me up” adult vodka Bloody Mary.

the murph's hot & spicy bloody mary

Now that the football season is over, and the worst Super Bowl of all time is history… what do we have to look forward to on Sundays?

Bloody Marys, of course!

Over the next few weeks, on Sundays, we’ll bring you our reviews of some Bloody Mary Mixers that we are sure you will enjoy. These are some of the best of the best… so let’s get started.

Murph’s Hot & Spicy Famous Bloody Mary Mix

We loved the original Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix. That 5 Star mixer won the top spot in our Bloody Mary Mix Roundup.

murphs original and hot & spicy bloody mary mix

Let’s look at Murph’s new Hot & Spicy version.

Ingredients:water, tomato paste, worcestershire (distilled vinegar, corn syrup, water, salt, garlic powder, spices, tamarind, natural flavor), lemon juice concentrate, horseradish, lime juice concentrate, salt, cayenne pepper sauce (cayenne pepper, vinegar, xanthan gum), celery salt, black pepper, garlic & onion.

Texture: Thick and pulpy. This mixer fills the mouth with a thick, savory flavor and a mouth full of taste. Very satisfying. Standing alone, as a non-alcoholic beverage, it’s delicious.

texture of original and hot & spicy Murphs Bloody Mary Mix

Original, l. Hot & Spicy, r.

Taste: The cayenne hot sauce really shines here. Personally, I prefer more horseradish flavor, but the cayenne is a nice change. Many readers and fans of cayenne sauces will love this blend. Spicy is the key word here.

Much spicier than the Original. Therein lies the rub… as much as we like our hot sauces spicy, we prefer our BBQ sauces BBQ-y and our Bloody Mary Mixers – well, bloody. We like them tomato-y with nice spice blends. We would rather add our own horseradish and seasonings to kick things up.

Heat Level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – Just a notch above mildly spicy, Murph’s Hot & Spicy brings on some heat, but I wouldn’t call it “Hot”. That’s probably a good thing for the general public.

Final Thoughts: Cayenne pepper fans will love this mixer, but we prefer the original Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix over this version.

Kudos to Murph for changing the packaging for both recipes to the nice wide mouth bottle. It’s still a full 1 Liter of mixer, in a better package.

murphs original and new bottle

About Murph’s Famous:

Stephen “The Murph” Murphy created his original Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix to overcome “bland” mixes that just didn’t cut it.
Featured on the Today Show, The Murph’s Bloody Marys were a favorite of Kathie Lee and Hoda!
Visit MurphsFamous.com for a very entertaining experience. Check out the Murph TV section for great videos and the Recipe section for unique recipes like Bloody Meatloaf, Gazpacho, Hot Wings, Brisket marinade, and Salsa Sauce and Shrimp Cocktails. Good stuff indeed!

final shot murphs hot spicy bloody mary mix

Cheers! And thanks for reading HotSauceDaily.com!

Crazy Steve’s Badass Barnacle Bloody Mary Mix

What better way to start the New Year’s reviews than with a Bloody Mary Mixer? Crazy Steve’s Badass Barnacle Bloody Mary Mix is just what we need. Hey, it’s early 2014… Happy New Year! We’re still a little bit hungover from all of the Holiday festivities. How about you?

crazy steve's badass barnacle bloody mary mix

Steve Zielinski of Crazy Steve’s Pickles fame has created two Bloody Mary Mixes – Badass Barnacle and Ghost Ship. Let’s look at the Badass Barnacle today. And to make it all come together, we’ll look at his Crazy Steve’s Shot Over the Rim Spicy Bloody Mary Salt and Crazy Steve’s Cajun Cukes for garnishes.

Crazy Steve’s Badass Barnacle Bloody Mary Mix

For starters, check out this giant glass bottle of 32 ounces (1 quart) of spicy goodness.

big bottle badass barnacle bloody mary mix

Ingredients: water, tomato paste, red wine vinegar, cider vinegar, celery, onion, cucumber, sweet pepper, jalapeño, garlic, salt, spices.

Texture & Appearance: Medium thick, this mixer really clings to the bottle and the glass. Impressive.

badass barnacle texture medium thick

crazy steves badass barnacle shotglass

Taste Straight Up: Fresh and fragrant – the celery and cucumber are really up front. This is a Bloody Mary mix from a pickle guy! Just slightly spicy, it’s nothing like you’ve ever had before. Refreshing.

Heat Level: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – Mild, spicy and very approachable. Tantalizing.

Crazy Steve’s Shot Over the Rim Spicy Bloody Mary Salt

Shot Over the Rim Salt complements his Bloody Mary Mixers by providing a spicy, savory, salty mix to the rim of your glass. Packaged in a 6 ounce plastic tub.

shot over the rim salt

Simply rub the rim of your cocktail glass with a lime wedge or dredge in lime juice and then dredge the the glass in the seasoning. A great companion to the Bloody Mary Mixer from Steve that really makes the drink complete.

Ingredients: salt, red wine vinegar powder, chile powder, jalapeño powder, onion powder, cider vinegar powder, cumin, garlic powder, sweet pepper powder, paprika, ground celery, cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, spices.

Texture & Appearance: Medium to small coarse ground seasoning. Colorful appearance. Nice addition to the cocktail and great alternative to the usual Old Bay seasoning.

shot over the rim very close look

Taste Straight Up: Salty, savory, spicy. A nice blend of chile powders and spices.

Heat Level: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – Some spicy heat that complements the Bloody Mary Mix very well. Tame, yet adds some kick. A great pairing. Well done, Steve.

Crazy Steve’s Cajun Cukes

Rounding out this trio of a Crazy Steve’s Pickles Bloody Mary are his Cajun Cukes.

crazy steve's cajun cukes

Here’s where we part ways. I’ve never been a fan of cukes in my Bloody Marys. And if I did add one, it would be a Kosher Spear style. Steve provided us with some Cajun Cukes sliced pickles.

Ingredients: cucumbers, water, red wine vinegar, cider vinegar, salt, jalapeño pepper, red onion, sweet peppers, celery, garlic, thyme, spices.

cajun cukes closeup

cajun cukes big picture

Texture, Appearance & Flavor: These sliced pickle chips are only slightly spicy, but they do have that “cajun” flavor – albeit a mild dose. And they are sliced pickles… in my mind, just a bit hard to “spear” and incorporate into the drink.

Final Thoughts

bloody mary with badass barnacle

Overall: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Super cool and refreshing all on its own… straight up that is. Add your favorite adult beverage (vodka or tequila) and wow, this is not your Mama’s Bloody Mary! Paired with his Shot Over the Rim salt, pickles and olives and this is the Breakfast Drink of Kings. Ok, that’s a bit much, but it’s really scrumptious (yea, I just used that word) and makes for a most unusual but savory cocktail. Satisfying.

About Crazy Steve’s Pickles

In July 2009 Steve started making pickles and salsa from the abundance of their home garden. It was a big hit with family, friends, and co-workers. This was the birth of Crazy Steve’s Pickles and Salsa.

Social Media: You can follow Crazy Steve’s Pickles on Facebook and Twitter.

Where to buy: Crazy Steve’s Pickles products can be found in NJ, PA, DE and MD currently. His website also has a Store Locator, simply enter your ZIP Code for a list of stores.

Visit http://www.crazystevespickles.com/ to find a store near you, or to order directly online.

George’s Bloody Mary Mix Mild

Award Winning George’s Bloody Mary Mix is now available in a Mild version.

georges-mild-bloody-mary-mix

We first reviewed George’s Bloody Mary Mix (original flavor) in our Bloody Mary Mix Roundup. We deemed George’s at that time to be the most authentic “Maryland Style” mixer of the bunch, while it was also the hottest of the group of 5 mixers. George’s new Mild version is at the other end of the heat scale. Very mild, yet still retaining George’s signature authentic flavors and overall taste profile.

George’s Bloody Mary Mix Mild version

As much as we liked George’s Bloody Mary Mix original, it was too hot to be our everyday mixer. With the new Mild version, George’s has outdone itself. The Mild recipe is more of an everyday mixer. And who does’t drink Bloody Mary’s everyday? Well, you know what I mean.

georges-bloody-mary-drink

Taste Straight Up: This is a delicious tomato cocktail beverage all on its own. A fresh tomato flavor with a good dose of worcestershire sauce is followed by just a hint of horseradish. Sweet and savory, it really is a great base for your Bloody Mary.

I mixed up 2 ounces of vodka with 6 ounces of George’s for my Bloody Mary this morning. It made a very tasty and satisfying drink. They’ve dialed back on the horseradish and hot sauce enough to make a milder version of their original. Perfect as is, or as an blank slate on which to build your own flavor profile into it. Either by adding more of your own horseradish, or even some other wilder ingredients such as steak sauce or BBQ sauce – or kick it up a bit with your own favorite hot sauce.

Ingredients: water, tomato puree, worcestershire sauce (vinegar, molasses, water, sugar, onions, anchovies, salt, garlic, cloves, tamarind extract, natural flavorings, chile pepper extract), lemon juice concentrate, horseradish (distilled vinegar, water, soybean oil, salt, sodium metabisulfate), hot sauce (peppers, vinegar, salt, xanthan gum, benzoate of soda), spices, celery salt.

George’s Bloody Mary Mix is sold all over Maryland, and into Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. If you can’t find it locally, visit GeorgesMixes.com to order directly from them.

It’s also available online at Peppers.com and at the Peppers Store in Lewes, Delaware.

Watch George’s creator, Greg David mix up a bloody mary:

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.

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Bloody Mary Mix Roundup

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Bloody Mary mix and seasonings are experiencing an explosion in sales and popularity, as more and more artisan sauce crafters are bringing their own recipes and versions to the market. You no longer have to settle for Mr & Mrs T, or Master of Mixes, or Major Peters’ – all of which are found in every grocer in the USA.

Bloody Mary Mix Roundup – 5 mixers worth a look

We’re talking about Bloody Mary mixes from local bartenders going national to successful chefs marketing their recipe – from an award winning BBQ team and their mixer, to successful hot sauce makers joining the Bloody Mary mixer craze.

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Sporting a big fresh taste of “hand pressed” tomatoes, Tabañero Spicy Bloody Mary Mix is a delicous, light bodied mix. It is 100% all natural, gluten free and made with only fresh ingredients.

Straight up, it’s a tasty refreshing tomato juice, with that familiar kick of Tabañero Hot Sauce (see our review) flavor.

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Bloody Caesar Cocktail Recipe

The Bloody Caesar has replaced the Bloody Mary at our house.

This recipe is made with Mott’s Clamato juice, Frank’s Red Hot, and Worchestershire sauce. It’s a delicious, slightly less spicy drink than the traditional Bloody Mary with horseradish.

Bloody Caesar

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