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Trails End | Rome, Wisconsin

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.

Trails End Bloody Mary

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!

One comment on “Trails End | Rome, Wisconsin

  1. Nicholas L. Honeck
    October 11, 2012

    I am excited to try this!

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