Happy Scroturday, everyone. I know you missed me, I missed you too. Which is why, when I started drinking vodka last weekend to pregame the Sunday Bloody Sunday review (yes, I pregame regular drinking, what of it?), I drank a bit too much, never made it to bloody marys, and never posted a review. Sorry! So here is a trifecta of Bloody Mary mixes reviewed for your drinking pleasure. To start, here’s Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning, Chilies & Peppers.
WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE (vinegar, molasses, sugar, anchovies, water, hydrolyzed soy and corn protein, onions, tamarinds, salt, garlic, cloves, chili peppers, natural flavorings, shallots) SPICES, CHILI PEPPER PUREE, PREPARED HORSERADISH (grated horseradish roots, white distilled vinegar, soybean oil, citric acid, sugar) LEMON JUICE CONCENTRATE, RED PEPPER SAUCE, CELERY SEED, NATURAL FLAVORINGS, XANTHAN GUM (a natural stabilizer) CONTAINS SOY AND ANCHOVIES known allergens.
This stuff looks thick and full of flavor particulates, like seeds and pepper bits. I’m actually trying to work out a conversion for individual servings of the seasoning. You see, the recipe on the side prescribes two ounces seasoning to one quart tomato juice. I’m using V8, but I’m not planning to make and drink a full quart. Not right now, at least. Based on my math, 32 ounces in one quart with two ounces added seasoning reduces to four ounces in a glass with one and one half teaspoon (six teaspoons to an ounce) of seasoning. But I may Kentucky Windage this thing and add extra, you know, for flavor. I can tell you right now, though, that the pleasant kick in the nose of this seasoning is not one of pungent piquancy, but of bold flavor.
First impression: warming at the mouth. Second impression: That’s it? In all fairness, this product doesn’t seem to be trying to achieve potency of Vesuvian proportions. That said, the heat present itself early on, but stays mild, and fades after about two minutes. The particulates add greatly to the flavor, and the hint of horseradish present teases the palate. All in all, I give it a Nominal flavor rating and a Mild heat rating.