Bloody mary ‘potion’ from Whodini Sisters
Whodini Sisters, out of Seaside, Florida, created this cocktail seasoning they call a “potion” in 2013. To create a bloody mary, you add it to tomato juice and vodka (they recommend one part potion to four parts tomato juice and two parts vodka). Or, use it with tomato juice and beer for a michelada. But, it’s delicious mixed with tomato juice and no alcohol at all, and it even works as a marinade. That’s because it’s made with citrus juice, Worcestershire sauce, olive brine, hot sauce and other seasonings. It’s great for marinating pork for the grill, or adding to beef for your favorite burgers. We found ourselves dreaming up lots of ways to enjoy it, and liked that you could add as much or as little as you like to your tomato juice to find a balance that suits every taste.
$12.99-$14.99 per 12-ounce bottle. Available at Savi Provisions on Roswell Road, Huff Harrington and Sloan Home. whodinisisters.com.
Mr. Jimmie’s Pick-Me-Up fire-roasted bloody mary mix from Food for the Southern Soul
Bloody mary mix from Food for the Southern Soul
Jimmy Hagood of Charleston, South Carolina, loves to spin a tale and lives to share his love of Southern food with the rest of us through his line of Food for the Southern Soul. The bottles of his Mr. Jimmie’s Pick-Me-Up bloody mary mixes (there are two: fire-roasted, available all year round, and yellow tomato, only available seasonally) carry the story of his grandfather, an accomplished conversationalist who apparently fueled his brunches with bloody marys. The fire-roasted flavor is rich with not only roasted tomatoes but also fun ingredients like clam juice, a bit of horseradish, and a sprinkling of the company’s peach hot sauce and rib rub seasoning. We’re pretty sure we taste cumin in there. The yellow tomato version, not available until summer, really does taste like fresh summer tomatoes, with just a bit of vinegary tang. We liked both straight out of the bottle. No vodka required!
$10.95 per 32-ounce bottle. Flat rate shipping is $9.95 and free for orders over $75. Available at foodforthesouthernsoul.com.
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