The Cast of Chopped Hands Out the Award for Best Bloody Mary in America
When it comes to judging a competition, there’s no better group of discerning taste-testers to turn to than the cast of Chopped. At this Sunday’s Absolut Best Bloody Mary Brunch during the New York City Wine & Food Festival, the cast of Chopped gathered to host an elegant sit-down event, which featured food stations manned by former Chopped competitors and drink stations run by the eight finalists in Thrillist’s Search for America’s Best Bloody Mary, sponsored by Absolut Vodka. Attendees voted for the best bloody Mary and the Chopped cast picked three winners: best dressed, most creative and most original/exotic.
The big award of the day went to Kristin Alfandre from Mason’s Grill in Baton Rouge, La., wining a trip to serve at next year’s South Beach Wine &Food Festival in Miama, Fl. Her drink, called the Bloody Mason (Burn Baby, Burn!) used the classic Bloody Mary mix with Absolut Peppar vodka, horseradish, Sriracha, lemon, lime and Tabasco and Worcestershire sauces. Toppings included bacon, beef jerky straw, celery, okra, cocktail onions and a green bean.
quote:I've had better as well, but it is a pretty good bloody mary.
Eh. I've had it. It's okay, but I've had better bloodys. Just off the top of my head, Boucherie's is better.
they handed me a Bloody menu with about 30 different options for them. Usually when I'm drinking bloody's my mind isn't right and I'm indecisive. In other words....Don't bring me a menu just bring me a fricking bloody quick like.
quote:I feel the same. I wonder if I can just order the "bloody mason" like the one that won?
I went for brunch once and they handed me a Bloody menu with about 30 different options for them. Usually when I'm drinking bloody's my mind isn't right and I'm indecisive. In other words....Don't bring me a menu just bring me a fricking bloody quick like.
Meh....sounds like a bunch of rubbish.
Lemon AND lime? SMH
500 toppings? SMH
They are really good. I think being able to choose your own ingredients helps. Tons of options.
quote:No, they presented their "bloody mason" to the judges. Ingredients were listed in link. I guess you have to ask for it??
wait, so did they win "best bloody mary" based off of getting to chose from dozens of ingredients to put in there? if so that's bull shite. you should pick the place that has one set recipe and does it very well.
Wait, you don't put horseradish in yours? Or Tabasco? Commie bastard!