Mike and Brenda’s Bloody Mary Mix Review

Mike and Brenda's Bloody Mary Mix Review

Mike and Brenda’s Salsa – Bloody Mary Mix

Mike and Brenda’s is a small family company from Henderson, Minnesota. They got their start making salsa. They make five salsa varieties; Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, and OMG Pineapple Salsa. Here’s what they have to say about their salsa;

“Welcome to our Salsa world! We’ve been making salsa for almost 20 years and have it down to a science. We use fresh ingredients and lots of love to make the best salsa this side of the Mississippi!

We make it hot….so hot your tongue will sweat! But, we can tone it down too so you can really enjoy the flavor.

Our salsa is full thick and hearty…you’ll need a good chip to really appreciate this salsa!”

But that’s not what I’m interested in. Mike and Brenda have moved into the bloody Mary world  -a logical progression I think.

Mike and Brenda's Bloody Mary Mix Review
Mike and Brenda’s Bloody Mary Mix

I received a quart, and I mean a quart mason jar, of the mix and just now got around to trying it. Holy smokes! This stuff is GOOD! The antithesis of a big corporate product, (Think Zing Zang), Mike and Brenda’s mix is devoid of flashy packaging. In fact, the only marking on the jar is a sticker with contact information on the lid.
Mike and Brenda's label

Ordinarily, I’d start a review by reviewing the ingredients. Since there are none listed, let’s move on.

Appearance

The mix is deep red in color, with little bits of solids visible. It pours just a tad thicker than canned tomato juice. Not too thick, but enough texture to get my attention.

Taste

Wow! My first taste conjured up childhood memories of my mom and aunts canning tomato juice. Such fresh tomato flavors. Mom and her sisters also used to can something they called, “tomato plus.” If I recall, it was a mixture of garden tomatoes cooked with celery and onions. Mike and Brenda’s has those flavors and a few more. I taste celery and onion, perhaps a touch of garlic, and some spice.

The spice is interesting. It doesn’t hit you right away but leaves a very nice after-taste, reminiscent of a Snap-E-Tom tomato cocktail.

Snap-E-Tom
Snap-E-Tom Tomato Cocktail

The balance of fresh, fresh tomatoes and spice are absolutely perfect in Mike and Brenda’s Bloody Mary Mix. The flavor is immediately addictive. (And I’m not even adding vodka today!) I can’t think of an improvement that could be made to this mix, other than wider distribution.

My advice, if you see this mix for sale, buy as much as you can. Great stuff!

Find out more about Mike and Brenda’s on their Facebook page:

Mike and Brenda’s Salsa’s and Bloody Mary Mix

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Join us live Sunday Dec. 20th at 10:30am CST

The MBFBM crew is at it again! This time we’ll be interviewing Tami of Del’s Bar in La Crosse, WI. Del’s serves more bloody Mary’s than any other venue in the Coulee region. Find out why and how.

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Drunken Tomato Seattle Book Review- Sunday Sept 20, 12pm CST

Drunken Tomato Seattle Book Review

Join us live as we drunkenly review Shelley Buchanan’s new book, the Drunken Tomato Seattle.
Shelley will be judging cocktails at this year’s Bloody Mary Festival in San Fransisco. We’ll be talking with her live via Facetime.

“The Drunken Tomato takes you on a bloody Mary filled journey through the best cocktail-slinging bars and restaurants in Seattle. With in-depth reviews accompanied by detailed, full-color photos, you ll learn exactly what to expect and where to find your next savory tomato cocktail. Welcome to a life with no more bad bloody Marys.”

Drunken Tomato Seattle Book Review
Drunken Tomato Seattle Book Review
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Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix Review

Murph's Famous Bloody Mary Mix Review

A Live Review from My Big Fat Bloody Music Emporium The Murph’s Famous

This was a blast. The Murph sent us his mix to review and also T-shirts, can coozies, and a framed poster.  The jury was split on this unique blend.

The mix is very thick and quite savory.  It has hints of onion and garlic and seems to be, “cooked down,” like a sauce.  Worth trying.  This was one of our first reviews and was streamed live. Pardon the crude production. It ran over an hour and has not been edited.  To skip right to the review, advance to about 32:00

Watch what our panel had to say:

Uncle Dougie’s Bloody Mary Mix Review

Uncle Dougies Bloody Mary Mix Review

Live: Uncle Dougie’s Bloody Mary Mix Review

This one surprised us!  A really good mix that the whole panel enjoyed- well, one of the flavors more than the other…

Check out our live Uncle Dougie’s Bloody Mary Mix Review:

Ratings: 1 to 77, with 1 being worst imaginable, and 77 being, well, like one we’d make.

Our panelists;

Rich and Mild Recipe:


Greg          62/77

Deborah   60/77

Brad          50/77

Lynn          60/77

AVERAGE RATING: 58/77

Rich and Spicy Recipe:


Greg       72/77

Deborah  75/77

Brad         71/77

Lynn         60/77

AVERAGE RATING: 69.5/77

 

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Uncle Dougies Bloody Mary Mix Review
Uncle Dougies Bloody Mary Mix Review

We couldn’t find a link to the mix, but here’s one for their BBQ sauce:

Big Daddy’s Bloody Mary Mix Review

Big Daddy’s Bloody Mary Mix – Live Review

Big Daddy took some big hits in the course of our review. A couple review panelists really went off on the mix, and in particular its ingredients. In Big Dady’s defense, I must say that drinking the leftover mix the day after, the flavor sort of grew on me. Thick with lots of black pepper and tangy undertones, it’s definitely worth a try- unless you are absolutely opposed to high fructose corn syrup.
Check out our live Big Daddy’s Bloody Mary Mix Review:


Ratings: 1 to 77, with 1 being worst imaginable, and 77 being, well, like one we’d make.

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Our panelists;

Greg             57/77

Deborah       33/77

Brad              61/77

Lynn              68/77

AVERAGE RATING:  54.75

Big Daddy's Bloody Mary Mix Review