If you love both the classic martini and the Bloody Mary, then you have to try this mash up. For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed Bloody Marys. Really. Even as a child, my dad would mix us up “virgin” Marys for a family brunch. In college, my brother was a Bloody Mary mixologist on football game-day, filling up a red Solo cup alongside a breakfast sandwich. A Bloody Mary always compliments my mom’s overnight egg casserole that we devour every Christmas morning. It’s kind of a requirement. And our favorite Bloody Mary bar of all time is at The Starboard in Dewey Beach, Delaware. It’s legendary.I feel like I have been the Bloody Mary mix hunter my whole adult life though. There is an abundance of mixers on the market, and if I’m being honest, every mixer I sample needs a little help. A little “doctoring up” is a necessity when the mixers are so bland. What should be a simple pour of Bloody Mary mix and alcohol turns into a mess in my kitchen. A dash of this, a dab of that…several transfers of liquid from cup to cup later and suddenly my counters look like I’ve made a 5 course meal for a large crowd.
Until just recently. I discovered this.Toma is something special and I believe, my friends, my search for the perfect Bloody Mary mix is finally over.
I’ve finally found a brand that can stand alone (with the booze and an abundance of garnishes, of course!) and does not require my spice cabinet and refrigerator ingredients to be ransacked. Toma is smooth, without being over mixed, and has a slightly smoky and peppery flavor. It’s savory, like a Bloody Mary mix should be, and gives this fierce and fiery kick without drowning my palate in heat.
Can I just say, Toma, my taste buds and my countertops thank you!
I was so impressed with the mix, that I wanted to savor it beyond the brunch hour and turn this delicious mix into an evening libation. I was inspired to create a martini-style Bloody Mary. A cross between the perfect Bloody Mary and the time-honored vodka martini.
It’s a martini for Bloody Mary lovers. The best qualities of both cocktails. Plain and simple. Garnished any way you like. An ice cold mix of vodka and Toma with a touch of heat from sriracha makes a well-rounded cocktail. With Toma, I get the specs of pepper and a punch of their homemade chipotle tomatillo sauce and steak sauce in each sip. Are you a Bloody Mary enthusiast? Then go ahead and mix up your own “Toma-tini.” It’s too tasty not to try.
- 2 tbsp Toma Artisanal Bloody Mary mix
- 3 ounces vodka
- 1/4 tsp Sriracha
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add vodka, Toma mix, and Sriracha.
- Cover and shake vigorously until mixed and chilled.
- Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with your favorite toppings.
Not feeling the heat, just omit the Sriracha.