#sweetandspicy

July 15, 2014

When making a bloody mary at home, we can get into routines. We will buy the same bottled mix or use the same vodka. Why not mix it up?  Instead of buying a bottled mix, try making your own mix using a seasoning. I tried Sweet Is The Spice “Secret Spice” seasoning with some tomato juice [...]

My New Favorite

July 14, 2014

I have a new favorite bloody mary.  In my opinion, the long, undisputed winner in Chicago was the Road Rash Bloody at Twisted Spoke.  This might top it….even though it could be a distant cousin of it (I’ll explain later). While exploring my new neighborhood, I stumbled into Floyd’s Pub (1944 N. Oakley) in Bucktown.  It happened [...]

vines

Bloody Mary > Peanuts & Cracker Jacks

July 10, 2014

The Cubbies are back in town after a road trip.  Yes, their season is over after their fire sale trade but nothing beats a Friday afternoon game at Wrigley Field. For years, every Friday game would start at 1:20 pm CST.  But now game time is at 3:05 pm CST and those working downtown with summer [...]

pickles

Drink The Juice

July 7, 2014

I guess it’s not gross to drink the pickle juice from the jar anymore… Target is now selling pickle spears in bloody mary mix through their Archer Farms brand.  The mix is not bad…pretty spicy actually.  Makes for a perfect quick snack when you don’t want a whole bloody mary.  I wish I had thought [...]

a

We’re back…..

June 30, 2014

A Lot Of Bloody Good is back!  Expect more wholesome bloodiness in the coming days! Pictured here – a bloody mary from RJ Grunts in Lincoln Park yesterday.  They are known for their brunch & the bloody mary is a perfect complement.  Little known fact – RJ Grunts was the very first Lettuce Entertain You [...]

The Complete Cutler Cure

A Quick Cutler Cure

December 15, 2013

If you’re in Chicago and anything like me, you have been lamenting the Chicago Bears’ decision to start Jay Cutler all week. Well… he’s done a great job not surprising this gal with an interception within the first few minutes of the game. By half-time, while tied, we aren’t looking too hot. What does all [...]

ken

#airportbloody (by guest writer Ken Sabino)

November 13, 2013

Traveling for a vacation on a 3-day weekend is a thing of beauty.  There are a few things that define the trip like the packing process, making sure all your friends know where you are going so they can be jealous and the airport Bloody Mary.  There is something about that drink that just starts [...]

Stu's Kitchen "Perfect Bloody Mary" concentrate

Stu-pendous!

September 11, 2013

Tired of the same bloody mary mix options at your grocery store or liquor store?  Grab some tomato juice and use some of Stu’s Kitchen’s “Perfect Bloody Mary” concentrate. Pour one part concentrate to three parts tomato juice & vokda. This concentrate has an amazing blend of spices and pickle juice.  If you like heat, [...]

Bloody mary at HQ Beercade

Sodium Lovers Unite!

September 9, 2013

My name is Ron Tuazon and I love bloody marys.  I mean, I looooove them.  I hold three things near & dear to my heart: my family, my sneaker collection (long story), and last but certainly not least, bloody marys. Whenever I go out, I have to start my night off with a bloody.  If [...]

20130904-203322.jpg

Keeping it simple

September 4, 2013

Some nights there just isn’t anything better than relaxing after a long day at work with a homemade Bloody Mary. But what do you do if you haven’t pre-made your own mix or have some in stock? Well, here’s a quick fix for that bloody hankering: Grab a pint glass with ice 1 can of [...]