Trader Joe’s Bloody Mary Mix w/ Mike Scott

INTRO:  Welcome to My Big Fat Bloody Mary podcast where you will never drink alone. We are coming to you from the studios of the Bloody Mary Concert Series. 

Intro Guest : Mike Scott

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La Crosse Distillery-Field Notes

Whose corn-based vodka is just that, 100% Midwestern organic yellow dent corn. Besides the yeast and enzymes they use to break down the sugars in the corn, there’s nothing else used to make this spirit. It is double-distilled and filtered for an easy finish.

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Company We Review : Trader Joe’s Bloody Mary Mix 

Trader Joe's Bloody Mary Mix Review
Trader Joe’s Bloody Mary Mix Review

From the Website: “With tangy tomato purée, briny clam juice, and a savory spice blend, Trader Joe’s Bloody Mary Mixer stands up to any homemade version. Simply add vodka, ice, and garnish with abandon to recreate this classic brunch beverage.”

Serious Eats listed it as a top ten pick (but they also listed Tabasco and McLures) they had this to say:

Trader Joe’s Bloody Mary Mixer with Clam Juice This mix smells super-tomatoey and there’s a ton of celery flavor. It’s thick, rich, and a little on the sweet side, but it’s not spicy at all. It would be a great starting point, though—just add hot sauce and a squeeze of fresh lemon and you’d probably be good to go (a little fresh horseradish, of course, wouldn’t hurt.)

Onto the ingredients

Trader Joe's Bloody Mary Mix Ingredients
Trader Joe’s Bloody Mary Mix Ingredients

POUR THE MIX

Thickness:   Medium-thin

Flavor: Mild. Mike thought it a cross between V-8 juice and tomato soup. Yeah, that’s about right.

Where’s The Chaser?? 

Driftless Brewing Co. of Soldiers Grove WI – Driftless Brewing Company is a local southwest WI brewery and destination taproom.  We focus on supporting local/regional farms, co-ops and businesses with our ingredient purchases and use 80-90% local ingredients in our fine ales and lagers.   

Which Beer Today? SAYzon’ du Jhardon’

Saison de Jardin (Garden Season!) Our farmhouse style ale is a lovely combination of stone fruit flavors and gentle spice. Finishes crisp and dry.

Secret Ingredient: Crazy cool yeast.

Where’s the Vodka??

Effect of Adding Vodka:

Retail Cost: $ 2.99 for 32oz bottle

How to learn more (Contact Info) You pretty much need to go to a Traders Joe’s and buy it.

Summary: Would I Buy it? –  Nope

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