Crazy Mary Bloody Mary Mix

Packed with flavor, Crazy Good Sauce’s Crazy Mary Bloody Mary Mix is not your average bloody mary mix of tomato juice and horseradish. Instead, Crazy Good has loaded up Crazy Mary with a hot version of Worcestershire sauce, olive brine, roasted peppers, and fresh garlic. But the star ingredient is their own Green Chile Dust. The end result is crazy good!

crazy mary bloody mary mix drink

It’s a cool Sunday morning in November as I write this review, and I’m enjoying my 2nd Crazy Mary Bloody Mary. The fresh taste and citrus smell give way to a spicy and flavorful beverage, but  I think I’ll stick to Fireball Whiskey when I decide to have a great night.

Ingredients: Tomato puree (water, tomato paste), Worcestershire Sauce (distilled white vinegar, molasses, water, sugar, onions, anchovies, salt, garlic, cloves, tamarind extract, natural flavorings, chile pepper extract), prepared horseradish (horseradish, distilled vinegar, water, soybean oil, salt), apple cider vinegar, olive brine (water, salt, olive solids, lactic acid), fire roasted red bell peppers, green chile dust (New Mexican green chile powder, sea salt, spices), salt, fresh lemon juice, black pepper, fresh garlic, Worcestershire powder (brown sugar, onion, maltodextrin, modified corn starch, spices, malted barley, flour, garlic, vinegar solids, tamarind extract), xanthan gum.

Crazy Mary Bloody Mary texture 01

Texture: It’s hard to see in our pics, but Crazy Mary is not too thin, and not too thick. A beautiful “sauce” to look at, with pieces of fresh garlic and horseradish that provide some very chewy bits to play with in your mouth.

Crazy Mary is thin enough to make a great Bloody Mary, and thick enough to drink straight up as a tomato cocktail sans alcohol. Remarkable.

Crazy Mary Bloody Mary Mix Texture 02

Taste: Like any good recipe, the many flavors in this mixer are uniquely identifiable and yet married into one big tasting extravaganza.

Crazy Mary smells spicy and very different from other mixers. Right away notes of citrus and of horseradish hit the nose. The smell of Worcestershire is strong but muted in the flavors. In other words, the Worcestershire sauce is not overbearing.
The light tomato flavor balances well with the spices and seasonings.

Especially prominent is the Green Chile Dust (30% Hatch Green Chile). The Chile Dust brings its own unique flavor and complex properties to the mix. I believe this ingredient is responsible for the overall flavor blast that is Crazy Mary. That, and Chef Jim O’Brien’s talents as a mixer of flavors, make Crazy Mary Bloody Mary mix the instant “hit” it has become. Fresh.

two crazy mary flip top bottles

Heat Level: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – 1.5 Stars – While Crazy Mary looks and smells very spicy, it’s actually fairly tame. Surprising, considering the amount of fresh horseradish in the mix. Add in the “chile pepper extract” component of the Worcestershire sauce used, and you would think this stuff would be super-hot. Just another nod to the genius of O’Brien – bringing on the flavor without overpowering heat. Nice heat.

crazy mary 700ml bottles

Final thoughts: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – 5 Stars – A superb mixer for bloody marys, Crazy Mary gets our best rating. Outstanding.

For you Bloody Mary fans looking for something different, or the next new thing, I highly recommend Crazy Mary Bloody Mary Mix.
I’m sorry to report that the flip-top bottles pictured above are not for sale. They were promotion bottles / corporate gift one-offs.

The good news is, Crazy Mary is available in a big 750ml bottle at and soon to be available in small “Perfect Pour” bottles of 5 oz. each.
(For you wholesalers, Crazy Good also has a 4/1 Gallon case of plastic bottles available.)

About Crazy Good Sauce:

Chef Jim O’Brien and his Crazy Good Specialty Foods are based in Memphis, Tennessee.

Always searching for fun & unique flavor combinations, we have thrown out the rule book. We believe that food and life should be fun and vibrant. Celebrated your next meal with Crazy Good® Specialty Foods. We will make your taste buds dance.

Their motto is “Play with your food!”.

We reviewed their Southwest Sweet Heat Sauce & Green Chile Dust, as well as their Raging Pineapple Salsa.

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

Ubons PitMaster’s Hot and Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

We last looked at Ubons BBQ Bloody Mary Mix back in March of 2013 where it placed 3rd among 5 mixers with ★★★☆☆.

This is their latest version called “Hot and Spicy”.

Ubons PitMaster’s Hot and Spicy Bloody Mary Mixer

ubons hot and spicy bloody mary mix

Since this is still the BBQ Month of May, what better bloody mary mix to review than one from Ubons? Ubons having won many championships on the BBQ circuit as Ubons of Yazoo, surely know their way around the bbq pit. And I’m sure many a bloody mary have been concocted at those camps.

Ingredients: Tomato puree (water, tomato paste), Worchestershire sauce (distilled white vinegar, molasses, water, sugar, onions, anchovies, salt, garlic, cloves, tamarind extract, natural flavorings, chile pepper extract), vinegar, sugar, molasses, salt, lemon juice, garlic, onion, ascorbic acid, spices.

Taste: Thick and full of mouth texture, with bits of garlic and spices. Bright, fresh tomato taste. Savory.


Texture and Appearance: Celery, black pepper and a little lemon in the background. The Worcestershire sauce blends in nicely as a supporting player… not so predominant. Fresh vegetable flavor.

Heat Level: There’s only just a tingle of heat that stays in my mouth after a good couple of sips. Only mildly spicy. Compared to the Original Ubons, this is just a tad above spicy. Perfect heat.

Final thoughts: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Our top rating of 5 stars! This Bloody Mary Mix is delicious, thick and savory.

Ubons Pitmasters Hot & Spicy

They are offering deals on a 2 pack or 6 pack of the Bloody Mary Mixes on

Chili Dans BBQ Bloody Mary recipe

Continuing our Sunday Bloody Mary series, we are featuring a unique BBQ Bloody Mary Recipe using Chili Dan’s All Purpose Start to Finish Sauce, his custom rim topper recipe, V8 Vegetable Juice, and garnished with some spicy pickled green beans from Blaze’s. This is a BBQ Bloody Mary Recipe that you can craft to be your own.

BBQ Bloody Mary Recipe using Chili Dan’s All Purpose Sauce

Chili Dan's BBQ Bloody Mary Recipe

One of our Top Favorite Products in 2013, Chili Dan’s All Purpose Start to Finish Sauce is the basis for this unique BBQ flavored Bloody Mary recipe. Sweet and savory, we reviewed Chili Dan’s here.

Now, “Chili Dan” Miller is going to have my head on a platter for suggesting that this is a BBQ Bloody Mary Recipe. Chili Dan’s All Purpose Sauce is anything BUT a BBQ sauce… but we have to categorize this somehow… and so BBQ it is.

Make this your own version

chili dan's bbq bloody mary ingredients

The beauty of this recipe, like all good recipes, is that you can make it your own! While we would love for you to get your hands on a couple of bottles of Chili Dan’s Sauce… you can substitute any other favorite BBQ sauce (sweeter is best here) and any spice blend you like for the glass rim. And while Blaze’s Pickled Green Beans is celebrating 20 years up in Vancouver, Canada… again, garnishes are up to you. BTW, Blaze’s Green Beans are easily ordered for shipping to the US on their website. Pas de problème.

Overview of the Chili Dan’s Bloody Mary Recipe

You’re going to pour a little bit of Chili Dan’s (or your favorite BBQ sauce) onto a dish to wet the rim of your glass.

Chili Dan's Rim seasonings

You’re going to dredge the wet rimmed glass in Chili Dan’s Rim Topper seasoning (or your favorite seasonings).

Chili Dan's sauce in bottom of glass.

Fill that glass with ice, and add 1 or 2 or 3 tablespoons of Chili Dan’s All Purpose Start to Finish Sauce (or your favorite BBQ sauce).

Add 1 or 2 or 3 ounces of your favorite adult beverage (Vodka in this case. Tequila if it’s Saturday Night. Whiskey if you live in Kentucky or Tennessee.)

Chili Dan's Bloody Mary Finished

Add the Blaze’s Beans and/or any garnishes you like. Chili Dan calls for a “floater” of 1/2 ounce juice (brine) from the pickled beans. I passed on that step.

Final Thoughts: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Refreshing. Probably the most enjoyable and refreshing Bloody Mary I’ve had in a long time. The overall sweet taste was a nice departure from the typical hot, spicy, horseradish-laden Bloody Mary mixers. NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT!

Bloody Mary with Chili Dans

To wrap things up, seriously consider working with this recipe, hopefully with some Chili Dan’s, and make it your own. Get creative and enjoy!


Here’s Chili Dan himself, making his cocktail on local tv

Fast forward to 4:18 for the Bloody Mary.

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

Do you have a favorite BBQ sauce based Bloody Mary Recipe? Tell us about it in the Comments below. We’d all like to learn from each other!

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

You can also order directly from them at

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 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!

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 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.


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.


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 to order directly from them.

It’s also available online at 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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