Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bloody Marys by Rocko's Gourmet

If you haven't noticed, I am a huge Bloody Mary fan (note the profile picture, page right.) I have fifteen posts on this blog tagged with the label "Bloody Mary". Fifteen. Lets make that sixteen counting today's made with a fabulous new product called Rocko's Bloody Seasoning Blend. The folks at Rocko's Gourmet a local company based out of Ashland, MA generously provided this product for my Bloody Mary indulging pleasure. The company was launched in November 2010 with the inaugural batch, a unique blend of over 20 ingredients and spices including horseradish, cayenne pepper, white peppers and lemon. Let me tell you, when combined with your favorite vodka and tomato juice, this makes one heck of a classic breakfast cocktail. Today I added all the fixins to mine:
First, I filled my cup with ice and added in the desired amount of Svedka Vodka. Svedka is the highest quality "inexpensive" vodka out there, in my opinion. Comparable to Smirnoff but I enjoy the taste of Svedka better and it is generally a couple dollars cheaper. Absolut is great if I'm looking to splurge about $5 or so more. Next, I matched the amount of vodka with Rocko's Blend. (Eyeballed it.)And then came the tomato juice. I'm not really sure why I chose Campbell's. V8, Clamato, whatever tomato juice brand you prefer will work just fine.Once I stirred the ingredients (to lazy to get out my shaker, but stirring vigorously worked just as well) I garnished appropriately with celery stalks, olives, a lemon wedge and a lime wedge. I prefer my Bloody Mary bold and spicy, so I definitely topped her off with a little more Rocko's. If you prefer a mild Bloody Mary you could still use this seasoning but simply add less of it to your drink! Rocko's is all about bringing the flavor and in that respect it can appeal to a variety of heat tolerance levels. Their seasoning blend achieves a serious zing factor unlike any other. My favorite breakfast cocktail will never be the same!!Check out the Where to Purchase list on their website if you are interested in whipping up the tastiest Bloody Mary's this state has to offer. In addition, Rocko's can be used to add a kick to your favorite culinary dishes. It would add some bold flavors to a marinade for chicken, shrimp or steak, or perhaps it would fare well as an ingredient in chili, dips or dressings. Endless possibilities. So even if your palate can't grasp why on earth a tomato based vodka drink is tasty, it can totally still enjoy Rocko's Seasoning Blend in other aspects of the culinary realm.
"Life is to short to consume bland, boring food and drink" ~Rocko

15 comments:

Ameena said...

Oh Daisy - you have no idea how much I could use one of these right now!! No idea at all!

I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I'm so glad you loved Rocko's as much as I did! SO spicy, right?

MelissaNibbles said...

Yum yum! I love crazy Rocko on the label. He looks like he's going to kill me and I like that.

Meghan said...

This looks really good! I was supposed to receive a bottle, but stupid UPS never rings my doorbell, and they sent it back!

The Small Boston Kitchen said...

I share your passion for a good Bloody Mary! It makes me so sad when people mess it up by watering it down and making it too thin. Yours looks fantastic!

Oh, My Darling said...

Love the cartoon on the label! I've never tried a bloody mary, but maybe it's about time for that to happen.

mr. pineapple man said...

I must try this drink next time!

Jen said...

It's such a pretty drink - no wonder you like it so much! (And I love your profile pic, haha.)

I'm a lazy drinker, so I usually go for beer and wine to avoid having to make anything. :)

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

That is a gorgeous beverage! Not liking (or thinking I don't like) bloodies is a major plothole in my life. I need to revisit this drink!

Meesh said...

fabulous. I need that in my life ASAP. I am a bloody mary <3'er as well! Where is your favorite place to get a bloody mary in Boston?

Megan said...

Wait. You like Bloody Marys? I had no idea. Ha ha. :) I love how you even garnished it up!

Betsy said...

This sounds like a great product! It's hard to find a good mix that has a lot of flavor. I am going to check this out!

We Are Not Martha said...

Um, I MUST try this!! I just made a bloody mary yesterday and said, "ugh, it's missing something!" This must have been what it was missing! I'm a bloody mary fanatic and love trying them everywhere I go for brunch :)

Sues

Alicia said...

Your bloody Mary looks so pretty! I love the self-timer photo!!
miss you!!

Kelly said...

Your garnishes are beautiful! Isn't it a downer when you order one in a bar and there's nothing on it??