Let’s Make a Cocktail: Bloody Mary

One of my favorite cocktails is a Bloody Mary. But let’s face it—they’re not all great. Usually for me they’re not spicy or don’t have a lot of flavor so I end up making up my own mix.

The holidays are coming up and I’m feeling a bit lazy. I don’t want to spend a bunch of time mixing cocktails. I want all the hard work done for me.

Powell & Mahoney, LTD. makers of high quality and all-natural cocktail mixes contacted me to find out if I’d like to try their Bloody Mary cocktail mix. I’d heard good things and so I said “Um, yes please!” There are a few Bloody Mary options and I chose the Original Bloody Mary Mixer (There’s also a Sriracha Bloody Mary Mixer and a Chipotle Bloody Mary Mixer).

The Bloody Mary Mixer is non-alcoholic (perfect idea for those who want a non-alcoholic drink option) and is made in Vermont. In Indy you can purchase the Bloody Mary cocktail mix at The Fresh Market (Indy and Carmel locations) and Crate&Barrel for around $7.99 a bottle.


photo of Bloody Mary

Let’s make a Bloody Mary cocktail. It’s so easy.

Here’s the recipe (from the Powell & Mahoney, LTD. Website)

2 parts P&M Bloody Mary Mixer

1 part vodka

Combine in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice into tall “pint” glass.
Garnish what you choose (ideas: celery stalk, slice of lemon, lime wedge, olives, salami, shrimp)

I used a beef stick, celery, tomatoes and cucumbers as garnishes. Hey, I enjoy a bit of a salad with my Bloody Mary.

And, the taste? It’s a Bloody Mary with a kick. Which is totally what I want. There’s plenty of spicy and pepper. If you don’t like a lot of spice or want to dial down the heat  you can always mix it with lemon juice or lime juice. I like my Bloody Mary a bit tart (yep spicy and tart) anyway, so I added some extra lemon juice.

p.s. I think the Mixer would be awesome to add to chili or tacos. Just sayin’.

I would definitely purchase Powell & Mahoney, LTD.’s Bloody Mary Mixer again. It’s going to make brunches and holiday parties so much easier. You can set up a Bloody Mary bar and let your guests do the mixing! Looking for a few other cocktail mixers? Check out their site for plenty of mixer options (such as Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Peach Bellini and more!)


photo of Bloody Mary

Disclosure: I was provided with a sample of Powell & Mahoney, LTD.’s Bloody Mary Mixer to try for a review. All opinions are my own. I do love a tasty Bloody Mary.

Giveaway: See Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes at The HI-FI on November 18

It’s Monday and time for a giveaway…how about a pair of tickets to see Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes at The HI-FI in Indy on Tuesday, November 18. Have you listened to their music before? They’re a band based in Nashville, Tennessee and I’d describe their music as indie rock with bits of dreamy electronic pop. Click the video above to hear “Sun Goes Out.”

Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes were named one of 15 bands to watch in 2014 by Esquire Magazine.

I recently started listening to their music and I’m totally digging their sound…

To enter- leave a comment with your name and I’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday, November 13 (who will win a pair of tix to the show). Note: This giveaway is for those in the Indy area and/or if you can attend the show on Tuesday, November 18.

Disclosure: I was provided with tickets for a reader giveaway. I’m happy to support the opportunity to see live music in Indy.

Giveaway: Passes to Landmark Theatres

Hey there? It’s Sunday.

I’ve got 2 passes to giveaway to Landmark Theatres.

Landmark Theatres

photo credit: Landmark Theatres

1 winner (picked at random) receive 2 movie passes to Landmark Theatres.

There are no fancy hula hoops to jump through. Well, maybe just one. Leave a comment with your first name and last initial and I’ll pick a winner (chosen at random) on Tuesday a.m., November 4th.

Please note: some other restrictions may apply to using the passes (like certain days, exclusions on some special engagements). This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

*Thank you to Landmark Theatres for the tickets for this reader giveaway.* Disclosure: I received passes from Landmark Theatres to giveaway to
y’all :)