Different Types of Alcohol to Pair with Lovejoy's Brand Bloody Mary Mix

Creativity shouldn’t stop with Lovejoy's Bloody Mary Mix or the garnish; this is a cocktail, and one of its best features is its alcoholic kick. While vodka does a great job in this regard, the cocktail can be elevated even further by experimenting with different spirits. From some well-known alternatives to surprising supplements, here are options for vodka for your Lovejoy's Brand Bloody Mary:

  1. Gin (a.k.a Red Snapper)

Gin’s lengthy list of botanicals adds a layer of complexity, with juniper-forward options like Beefeater and Sipsmith amplifying the savory spices and celery salt. Citrus-heavy gins like Roku or Amalfi create a lighter, zingy, refreshing cocktail.

  1. Aquavit

Aquavit serves a severe and complex cocktail if you treat your Bloody Mary as more than a boozy brunch libation. It’s spicy, savory, and slightly fishy, but somehow that works. Put simply, this is an even more nuanced Red Snapper and one to impress your hippest friends.

  1. Sherry (Fino or Manzanilla)

This mix is umami-rich with a lingering, smoked finish. The oxidative notes of the sherry highlight the savory side of the Bloody Mary mix, leading one taster to comment, “Drinking this, I feel like I’m eating a delicious roast chicken dish.”

  1. Extra Dry Vermouth

The botanicals and herbs of vermouth blend elegantly with tomato, spice, and celery salt. The aromatic fortified wine lifts the drink, giving it a lighter, fresher texture. Meanwhile, its low ABV content will help keep a boozy brunch from getting out of hand.

  1. Bourbon

Bourbon serves up a big, bold Bloody Mary. The unmistakable finish of a charred bourbon barrel follows a sweet tang on the tip of your tongue. Tomato takes a back seat, and bourbon is the dominant flavor.

  1. Tequila (a.k.a Bloody Maria)

If you enjoy a spicy Bloody Mary, tequila’s agave notes pronounce the hot sauce and dampen the sweetness of the tomatoes. Meanwhile, the spirit’s peppery kick is a delicious match for the green celery notes. “This is bloody delicious,” one taster commented (apparently un-ironically). Another called for a huevos rancheros pairing. 

These great alternatives to vodka can add more complexity, flavor, and excitement to your Bloody Mary.

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