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Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary is a popular cocktail. It’s vodka with tomato juice and spices and other flavors. It typically includes salt, pepper, lemon or lime juice, Worcestershire, and some sort of hot sauce like Tabasco or Red Hot. It’s often elaborately garnished with a lime wedge, olives, celery, maybe a pickle or onion, and it’s increasingly common to serve it with bacon, beef jerky, or some other smoked/salted hunk of meat. It’s one of those drinks that you grow to love. You probably don’t like your first sip of a Bloody Mary, but the taste grows on you. It cures hangovers and helps start new ones. A good Bloody Mary always starts with a good Bloody Mary mix. You don’t want anything that comes readymade from a bottle. You want to make it fresh. A good bartender takes pride in their cocktails and a Bloody Mary is one of the most complex drinks you can order. If it’s good, the bartender is too. As Vanilla Ice once said, “anything less than the best is a felony.”

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Nantucket Nectors Red Plum Juice Cocktail

I’ve had a lot of juice in my day. I’ve had all the normal juices like apple, orange, pineapple, grape, grapefruit, and cranberry. I’ve even had more obscure juices like cherry, peach, guava, and coconut. I’ve even had tomato juice (there might have been vodka in it). But I’ve never had plum juice. I’ve never even seen or heard of it until today. I’m not talking about prune juice, that shit is nasty. I’m talking about plum juice, specifically Red Plum from Nantucket Nectors. Nantucket Nectors makes gourmet juices, and this definitely qualifies as a gourmet juice. It tastes like a red plum, only less intense and watered down. It’s good if you like plums. According to the label, there is actually more pear juice in it than plum juice. I think that’s false advertising. Yeah, the pear juice is subtle so you can’t really taste it, but I still feel lied to. I wanted Red Plum Juice, not Pear Juice featuring Red Plum.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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