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Another Bloody Mary Mix

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As most of my 10's of readers know I believe anyone or any bar that uses a store bought bloody mary mix is simply being lazy. However, I do feel it is my place to review any new mixes I find from time to time.

Here are my latest discoveries:


The first is from the Kansas City Canning Co. "Pickled Bloody Mary Mix" While it works well in a bloody mary, this mix simply does not have any defining characteristics. You could grab some tomato juice and any spices you have on hand and make a bloody mary just as good if not better.

The second, however is one of the best premixes I have every had. It is simply called "Bloody Mary Mix."  This mix has a great combination of flavors and just the right amount of spices. It comes from the Preservation Canning Company our of Sacramento Calf.

One thing both companies have in common is you can purchase both at the Better Cheddar on the Plaza in KC.  and both have many great items to garnish/enhance your morning cocktails.

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4th of July Pub Crawl

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This was a first for Central Patti and I. We usually waste the day sitting by the pool at MySideOfTheBarATL, however this year we had something else in mind.

We started the day with a charity 4 mile walk/run for the Children's Shriner's Hospital here in KC.


Which would have been a whole lot more fun if it had not rained 2 1/2 inches while we participated. We both managed to finish and did enjoy our root-beer float at the end despite the pelting rain.
Once we both showered and had a Bloody Mary we were off to our first stop,  Seasons 52 on the KC Plaza. This has long been a favorite stop for us and this day was no different.
Central Patti enjoyed a glass of wine and I tried the Grapefruit Negroni.
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We also enjoyed some Lobster Flatbread and Southern Shrimp and Grits, both absolutely fantastic.
Next it was on to Coopers Hawk for a few more drinks.
Then on to  Westport to the home away from home of MySideOfTheBars. Kelly's Westport Inn for a Cigar and a few beers. 

The Tobacp…

The Only 12 Bottles Your Bar Needs | Potluck Video

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I get this question a lot.

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The Professor

Bloody Mary: GREY GOOSE Vodka Cocktail

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Feeling this on a beautiful Summer Morning

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The Professor

Holiday Weekend Drinking

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On the cusp of Memorial Day Weekend I thought I would post a couple of refreshing Cocktails to get you started with your weekend festivities.

I just finished this one as I type;

The Gin Swizzle



In a Collins Glass add

Ice
2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
2 - 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Club Soda

Swizzle with a bar spoon between palms
Garnish with a lime wedge

Interestingly enough you can substitute Rum, Vodka, Tequila etc.

The Bitter Dark and Stormy


In a rocks glass add
2 oz. Dark Rum
5 Dashes Orange Bitters Top with Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale Garnish with a Lime Wedge
Have a great Holiday Weekend Cheers
The Professor

Between the Sheets Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

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This one is so good I am adding to the book

Cheers

The Professor