You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
Some people, and by people I mean alcoholics, may disagree with me but I find drinking Bloody Mary’s at night to be strange. However, my father is the biggest fan of the Wisconsin State Fair ever. So, when he went one night, I decided to hop along and meet up with some friends. In years past, I didn’t know there was even a Bloody Mary to be offered. Why, oh why, would I think such a thing. You can find anything your little heart desires in the Wisconsin State Fair. A girlfriend told me where the booth was located, and what she thought so I went ahead and tracked it down right after it got dark.
Since it is the Wisconsin State Fair, I’m going to be honest and say I wasn’t expecting much.
Here’s what I thought:
Spice: This Bloody was made with Jimmy Luv’s mix, and I think it’s pretty clear by now how I feel about it. Please allow me to reiterate: it’s great. It’s a bit spicy with a little kick and it’s thicker than most mixes on the market. I highly recommend.
Chaser: If you can consider frozen chocolate chip cookie dough on a stick a chaser, than yes! It was awesome! But, no actual beer was served as the Bloody’s counterpart.
Garish: Honestly, I had to convince the bartender to put garnishes in the drink. Although they were sitting right in front of him, he stared at me for a solid 2-seconds after I asked him “aren’t you going to put any garnish in it?” Perhaps he made too many that day and he’d just had it. Who knows. I was happy with two olives and a pickle spear opposed to nothing!
Size: This was served in a 16oz clear SOLO cup. Thanks for the class, Wisconsin!
Cost: I expect everything and anything to be expensive at the State Fair. The Bloody Mary was no exception. This mediocre beverage was $10. Even with using Jimmy Luv’s sweet mix, no, it was not worth it.
Buzz: Perhaps the two beers I had prior, but I got a little buzz by the time I was sipping on ice.
My last words: I’d rather spend my $10 on a ear of amazing corn from the New Berlin Sled Bugs, or a completely loaded baked potato. If you’re really looking for an adult treat at the State Fair, go ahead and show your Wisconsin pride…. sip on a Miller.