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such a thing as a good bottled mix?

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I was thinking of giving a gift of a few good cocktail mixes. I searched past posts and didn't see anything which makes me wonder if no self respecting spirits lover would ever use a mix for a cocktail? Is there a bloody mary or margarita mix that is considered really stand out? Or should I give a different cocktail-related gift? Giving straight spirits, even if they were top brands, seems a bit stark.

Thanks for your help.

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  1. How about making your own bloody mary mix? Give it with a bottle of great vodka and a container of old bay seasoning...mmmm

    1. Putting together a package of the right tools for doing it right may be a good option. I have used bottled lime juice for making a marguerita, and skimped in a few other ways, but a mix does not cut it when you place it next to a well-made drink. If you put together a lime juicer, cointreau, good tequila, salt container and few glasses, or put together fixings for bloody marys or any drink, that might work well.

      1. Homemade is always best, but if you can find Whiskey Willie's Bloody Mary Mix, I have certainly enjoyed it!

        1. try a screwdriver with fresh o.j.