St Paddy’s Day Special with Lava Craft Bloody Mary Mix

lava craft bloody Mary review

Episode 26 -St Paddy’s Day Special with Lava Craft Bloody Mary Mix

lava craft bloody Mary review

St Patricks Day Special – Season 2 Opener!

Holy smokes- we had a blast recording this first episode of season 2! It took four Jameson soaked takes, but we got it! Take a listen and find out how you can win one of three gift packs from Lava! Perhaps our best prize give away yet!

Jameson Irish Whiskey
Jameson Irish Whiskey

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

Episode 17 – Minnesota Mule Bloody Mary Mix

Episode 17 - Minnesota Mule State Fair

My Big Fat Bloody Mary Podcast Episode 17 – Minnesota Mule Bloody Mary Mix

Episode 17 - Minnesota Mule State Fair

Last Week’s Contest Winners:

Dan Christen
Don Netwal
They each won a gift pack from UV Vodka! Congrat’s guys!

Special Douchebag Edition!

douchebags
Join Us on Facebook!

The Review Minnesota Mule Bloody Mary Mix

From MN Mule’s website:
“Minnesota Mule Bloody Mary Mixes are full of flavor, easy to use, and make one hell of a good bloody Mary. We developed the recipe from scratch, trying over 500 different blends before we found the perfect mix. There are over 30 vegetables and natural spices in our bloody Mary mix, plus no MSG. And a bloody Mary isn’t really a bloody Mary without Worcestershire, and the Mule has it!”

Here’s Lynn’s powerful cover of Blondie’s, One Way or Another:

Ratings:

Lynn – 69
Sam – 72
Erica  – 64
Jack – 70
Greg – 73

Episode 14 – Muddy Mary Bloody Mary Mix

muddy Mary's Bloody Mary Mix

My Big Fat Bloody Mary Podcast

Muddy Mary Bloody Mary Mix Review

muddy Mary's Bloody Mary Mix

PRIZE GIVE AWAY! 100 Bloody Mary’s from Muddy Mary
Write an iTunes review to get entered!
itunes

Lynn sang, “I Want You,” by Bob Dylan
Erica shared obscure profanity

Final Review Ratings

Original
Erica 69
Mike 72
Lynn 73
Greg 71
Spicy
Erica 69
Mike 73
Lynn 73
Greg 73

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

 

Video Coming Soon.  Please check back!

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: