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December 23, 2008

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Bloody Mary

No matter what the season, Bloody Mary is one of America’s top three favorite cocktails. Photography© Letizia Spanò | Fotolia.

WHAT IT IS: Bloody Mary seasonings.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: A specialist in the Bloody Mary mix, this company makes it in three ways: Classic, Extra Horseradish and Chilies & Peppers.
WHY WE LOVE IT: When we don’t have time to make our own mix, it’s a great substitute—just add tomato juice. While “our own” benefits from lots of fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice, this is a pretty satisfying substitute.
WHERE TO BUY IT: Demitris.com.
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Demitri’s: Bloody Mary Is The Girl We Love

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Bloody MaryDemitri’s Bloody Mary Recipe

Here’s how Demitri likes his Bloody Mary:

Ingredients For One Bloody Mary

  • 1-2 teaspoons of Demitri’s All Natural Bloody Mary
    Seasoning
  • 6-8 ounces tomato, vegetable or clam juice
  • 1-2 ounces quality vodka (or gin or tequila, for a
    Bloody Maria)
  • Ice
  • Kosher salt
  • Large lime wedge
  • Garnish (see below)

Photo shows Morton’s Seasoned Salt.

Preparation

  1. Bloody Mary Rim SaltGently moisten the rim of a 12-16 ounce glass with the lime wedge, then press into a saucer of seasoned salt or Bloody Mary glass rimmer.
  2. Combine Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning with tomato juice, vodka and ice in a shaker and shake.
  3. Pour the mixture into a highball glass and garnish. Squeeze the lime wedge onto the top of the drink and serve.

 

At right, Demitri’s Bloody Mary garnished with Rim Shot spiced rim salt and a red scallion. Photo by Daniela Cuevas | THE NIBBLE.

 

 

Garnishing Your Bloody Mary

There’s no need to choose just one garnish: It’s more exciting visually (and far tastier) to have a glassful, as you can see in the photo above.

Fresh Veggies & More Pickled Veggies & More Rimmers
  • Celery stalk
  • Cherry/pear/grape tomato
  • Cucumber or zucchini slice
  • Fennel spear
  • Large boiled shrimp
  • Lemon or lime wheel
  • Scallion (green onion)
  • Black olive
  • Dilly bean (pickled green
    bean)*
  • Pickled asparagus
    (see our review of
    Tillen Farms for
    asparagus and beans)
  • Gherkin
  • Mushroom
  • Dried herb rimmer (thyme, oregano)
  • Seasoned salt or celery salt, plain or mixed with dried herbs
  • Cracked black pepper with a hint of nutmeg
  • Your own creative blend

*Try the Windy City Wasabeans (in a soy-wasabi brine) from Rick’s Picks, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

Other Uses For Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning

Demitri's is also excellent for marinating, grilling, or to add seasoning to soups, stews and other recipes. Try it as a condiment (the spice mix straight from the bottle) with seafood, eggs, chicken, even pork and beef—anywhere spicy flavors work. Use it!

  • Instead of salt and pepper
  • As a substitute for Worcestershire Sauce (Worcestershire is an ingredient in the recipe)
  • As a marinade, straight or with other ingredients
  • As a spicy dip, mixed with yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream, etc.
  • With seafood cocktail or oysters on the half-shell

Bottoms up! Happy holidays!

—Karen Hochman

Demitri’s Bloody Mary SEASONING

Classic, Chilies & Peppers, Extra Horseradish

  • 2-Ounce Pouch
    Makes One Quart
    $2.05 To $2.47
  • 5-Ounce Bottle
    $4.39 To $4.77
  • 16-Ounce Bottle
    $11.87
  • Half Gallon
    $31.53 To $38.38
  • Rim Shot
    Spiced Rim Salt
    $7.00
  • Starter Kit, Poker Party Kit and Party Pack
    $25.00 To $45.00
    See Details On Website

 

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Demetri's Bloody Mary Seasoning
The 16-ounce and 5-ounce bottles of Demitri’s Bloody Mary seasoning.

 

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