Green Mary Cocktail Mix from Frankie V’s Kitchen

“Green Mary Cocktail Mix from Frankie V’s Kitchen is a refreshing and flavorful alternative to the usual Bloody Mary mix.”

Green Mary Cocktail Mixer review

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.

Green Mary Mix texture

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

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.

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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: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – 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: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – 5/5 on design, label, fonts and overall impression.

Green Mary Labels

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.

Green Mary wax top seal

Like all of Frankie V’s products, the art department deserves kudos and accolades for another stellar design. Classy.

Final Thoughts

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: Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – 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.

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About Frankie V’s Kitchen

Visit FrankieVsKitchen.com and check out all of the salsas, sauces and of course The Green Mary Cocktail Mix.

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.

Salinas Salsa Mild Angel Hot

A fresh salsa created in small batches that is authentic with every mouth watering bite. A homemade taste like no other.

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Salinas Salsa Mild Angel Hot Salsa

Salinas Salsa, Co. is heating up Texas and beyond with their line of super fresh salsas. They are winning awards like the 2014 Worldfest People’s Choice Champion for Salsa Challenge.

This first review of 3 salsas begins with their “Mild Angel Hot” salsa. Salinas Salsa Mile is orange in color but green in flavor with cilantro and jalapeños and serrano chiles.

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Nice texture.

Ingredients: fresh variety of tomatoes and onions, cilantro, fresh jalapeños & serrano peppers, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, fresh herbs and spices & sea salt.

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Small, chunky texture is satisfying.

Texture & Appearance: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars 5/5 – Beautiful bright salsa with a medium grind texture. Remarkable for the consistent size of tiny chunks of tomatoes and chiles. I love the “chew” factor and crunch. Superb.

Taste Straight Up: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars 5/5 – Big taste of tomatoes and onions – almost like a “pico de gallo” flavor, without the big chunks. The garlic flavor is there, with the vinegar in the background with a fresh lime taste supporting the bright flavor of the chiles. The serrano peppers bring their own unique flavor without an overpowering heat. Classic.

Heat Level: Rated 1 out of 5 Stars 1/5 – The heat in Salinas Salsa Mild would appeal to everyone from Mom and Dad to Uncle “Chilehead” Ed. Just the right amount of heat and flavor to please everyone. Satisfying.

Nice cut-out style label.

Nice cut-out style label.

Label/Graphics: Very classy with a “cut-out” designed label, but a bit on the dark side with the fonts. It’s hard to read from a distance, but the shape is recognizable once you become familiar with it. Original, but hard to read. On the plus side, the label doesn’t cover up much of the jar, so the contents are easily seen. Innovative.

Final Thoughts

Salsa, salsa, salsa. Red, red, red. That’s pretty typical, isn’t it? Salinas Salsa Mild is a green tasting salsa with a bright orange look. It is incredibly fresh tasting for a jarred salsa. It is truly green only in flavor and concept. Highly recommended.

We did the dip and chip standard taste test…

salinas salsa green on chips

Made for chips and dipping.

…and heated some up on some nachos with taco meat and cheese. Delicious.

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Perfect on nachos anyway you like them.

Stay tuned to our reviews of the other Salinas Salsa Co. offerings – That’s Good Hot, and Hunter’s Habanero Hot.

About Salinas Salsa Co.

Salinas Salsa, Co. is from the founder Eliseo ‘Shane’ Salinas, Jr. – created to make a natural homemade taste & spicy blend to match the flavors he grew up with. This a natural homemade taste that infuses Texas & Mexico together to give you the authentic taste and feel of the deep TexMex south.

Social Media: Follow Salinas Salsa Co on Facebook, Salinas Salsa on Google+, and on Twitter.

Where to buy: You can visit http://salinassalsaco.com/ to purchase all of their salsas, and as usual, please tell Shane that HotSauceDaily sent you.

If you are a fan of Salinas Salsa Co., please let us know in the Comments below. Are you a fan of green salsas? What do you like in a salsa? We want to know that too!

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