Guests rightly expect their drinks to taste the same each visit. The practice of building Bloody Marys from scratch—adding each ingredient directly into the glass in which it's served—is a problem because of the difficulty in attaining drink consistency. Typically some bartenders use more of one item than another, while others may leave out ingredients altogether. Add to this the inordinate amount of time it takes to build the drink from scratch and you can appreciate the operational challenges involved.
Although not yet a household name, America's bartenders consider Demitri Pallis the King of the Bloody Mary. More than 20 years ago, he devised and bottled Demitri's All Natural Bloody Mary Seasoning, an all-natural blend of 14 herbs and spices that's capable of transforming plain tomato juice into an exuberant and sumptuous Bloody Mary. Demitri's All Natural Bloody Mary Seasoning has become the widely accepted alternative to building Marys from scratch.
Fortunately for us, the inexhaustible Pallis is not one to leave well enough alone. His unbridled success eventually prompted him to develop and bottle two other seasoning mixes — Demitri's Extra Horseradish and Demitri's Chilies and Peppers. Each all-natural mix is vibrant, wholesome and thoroughly delicious.
Well, wouldn't you know it? The Bloody Mary King has done it again. His newest sensation is Demitri's Chipotle-Habañero Bloody Mary Seasoning. This manly, lip-tingling mix has simmering heat and a savory southwestern character. It's skillfully crafted with a substantial body, loads of sinus-clearing aromatics and the vivacious flavors of roasted chipotle and habañero peppers. The new mix is without equal.
Embellishing Bloody Marys with a salted rim is a great way to enhance the drink's flavor and appearance. Here again Demitri's repertoire has exactly the right products. RimShot Rimming Salt is a blend of Hawaiian sea salts, smoked salts, pepper, celery seed and spices that make rimming with ordinary coarse salt a complete bore. For those looking for an added dose of character, there's RimShot Bacon-Flavored Rimming Salt. There's nothing on the market that can touch them.
Finding a really sensational Bloody Mary mix is cause for celebration. Finding 4 is even better. If you're looking to elevate your Bloody Marys into the spectacular range, look no further than Demitri's and the rest will be a foregone conclusion.