You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
When in Rome… try a Bloody Mary. As this has become a traditional spot lately, TJ and I figured we should put it on the map. I have to admit, I went into Trails End with low expectations for their bloody mary. Not because it’s a dump; it’s really not. It’s because it’s in the middle of nowhere and I didn’t think they would have their own mix. I should have known better. Apparently Rome is a hot destination spot for the Wisconsin-folk!
After the server insured me the mix was homemade, I was on board.
Garnish: Pickled mushroom, two large cubes of pepper jack cheese, a small beef stick and an olive. I liked that Trails End left out the lemon and lime while still getting a little crafty with the garnish.
Spice: If I had to describe this mix, I’d say it was “good.” There was nothing special about it, but it wasn’t lack-luster. It was … good. It seemed like Trails End has a pretty solid recipe down and could potentially use some improvements but I wouldn’t say they are absolutely needed. The mix was a touch watery, and didn’t have the floating spices that I generally enjoy. However, I noticed the horseradish that had been added – which was sure to add some great flavor.
Chaser: This came with a chaser of Miller Lite without being asked.
Size: 16 ounces.
Buzz: No buzz in Rome!
Cost: $7.00 (give or take $2). Honestly, I don’t remember. Sorry!
When I write these reviews, I’ll refer to the website and check out the establishments social media pages. I noticed on the Trails End facebook page that someone had purchased the bloody mary mix and made their own at home. I didn’t notice that it was for sale while there, but according to the Internets, it is! My bottom line: I’ll be back and I’ll order another bloody!