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Best premade bloody mary mix?

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AllisonS Dec 27, 2010 09:05 PM

I know bloody marys are easy to make and i would prefer to do that, but based on the volume i will need to make (and people that will be consuming them), I want to buy a premade mix. What's the best premade mix? Also, what kind of inexpensive to moderately priced vodka should I use? Typically, I use Finladia for stuff like this....

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  1. corneygirl RE: AllisonS Dec 27, 2010 09:12 PM

    I don't know about the mix, but I like Scmirnoff (sp?) for cheap, non-nasty, neutral vodka.

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      westsidegal RE: corneygirl Dec 10, 2013 10:33 PM

      concur about smirnoff.
      also, read, long time ago, that in blind taste testings it came out on top for mixed drinks.

    2. EvergreenDan RE: AllisonS Dec 28, 2010 12:58 AM

      There recently was a long thread on this:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3483...

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        Elispappy RE: AllisonS Jan 2, 2011 03:29 PM

        ZingZang

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          jtboyd RE: Elispappy Jun 8, 2013 12:13 PM

          Zing is the best, there's not even a close second.

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          AbbyWis RE: AllisonS Jan 5, 2011 10:44 AM

          ZingZang!!

          Call me lame, but I quit making my own BM's after trying this mix.

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            texascarl RE: AbbyWis Jan 19, 2011 10:13 PM

            Zing Zang. It's good stuff.

          2. boredough RE: AllisonS Jan 5, 2011 10:49 AM

            It's not Bloody Mary mix, but it tastes just as good - if not better: Spicy V8. I love it

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              mdwalsh RE: AllisonS Jul 14, 2011 05:57 PM

              If you can find Freshies, it's amazing. In particular the Habenero.

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                CDouglas RE: AllisonS Jun 19, 2013 07:26 PM

                Add fresh squeezed lemon juice to Tabasco Mild mix and you have the traditional Bloody Mary recipe.

                Luksusowa is the same price as Smirnoff but it is among the smoothest, most drinkable vodkas I have tasted.

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                  GraydonCarter RE: CDouglas Jun 19, 2013 08:10 PM

                  Despite my love of horseradish, my favorite mix is TABASCO® Extra Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

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                  burlgurl RE: AllisonS Jun 19, 2013 08:28 PM

                  Are you in the US? I'm assuming you are, as you're serving Bloody Mary's..not Caesars. The Bloody Mary in Canada...
                  If you're not familiar, a Caeser is the same as Bloody Mary, but with Clamato juice (tomato with clam juice) and the glass is rimmed with celery salt... Sooo much better!
                  I've seen some Clamato juice in the US.. Sometimes in the Mexican section...

                  1. JayL RE: AllisonS Dec 10, 2013 06:40 PM

                    Charleston Mix...Bold & Spicy

                    The ZingZang couldn't hold a candle to this stuff...

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