Posts Tagged ‘Sacramento Bloody Mary Mix’

Yesterday, I visited Riverside Brewery & Restaurant in West Bend for lunch and a Bloody Mary.


Spice: Just the right amount

Mix: Sacramento Tomato Juice and other seasonings

Chaser: Yes—their own ale

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime, Two Olives, a Pickle

Price: $6.25

This drink was very flavorful, so I inquired to our server, Brad, as to what mix they used. I was not surprised to discover that they create their own using Sacramento tomato juice. Usually, when I really enjoy the flavor of the base of the Bloody, it’s either Sacramento Bloody Mary mix (which is, sadly, only available to restaurants) or made using Sacramento Tomato Juice. It’s just got that light, fresh flavor to it.

But Brad did not stop there, he came back to the table having written down the restaurant’s recipe for me:


I appreciated him going above and beyond and I loved this drink (although it really could use a few more fixin’s).

Thanks to Brad for a great Bloody!

Today, I tried out a new establishment in a familiar location—Ella’s Barstaurant in the former home of Sluggo’s. No, that’s not a typo, it really is called a Barstaurant.

The inside of the place looks the same—and some of the clientele has carried over from Sluggo’s as well; however, there is one major upgrade as far as I could tell—the $3 Build Your Own Bloody Marys on Sundays! Yes, that’s right,$3 ($4 if you want Smirnoff; $5 if you want Absolut.).

And, as you can see from the photos, the fixin’ bar is stocked—there’s nowhere else where you can get AYC stuff in your drink beef sticks, cheese, bacon and shrimp, plus the staples like pickles, celery, olives, beans, asparagus and onions.

Spice:  I requested it to be spicy and it had the perfect amount of kick!

Mix:Sacramento Bloody Mary Mix—who knew this tomato juice purveyor also made Bloody Mix? So simple, yet so good!

Chaser: None, but here’s a tip: go with friends who order pitchers and you’re good to go!

Fixin’s: See above—the highlights are the shrimp and bacon!

Price: $3 with rail vodka

As my friend Gordie so eloquently put it, “Where else can you cram that much crap in a glass for $3?”

Ella’s has definitely immediately climbed into the Top 10 and is the running for a new place to gather and watch Packers games this fall.


PS- While this is a Bloody blog, I could not help but  notice the $10 bottomless mimosas on Sundays as well…not as trendy as the Third Ward, but could be a good choice for your next girls’ brunch!