About The Drunken Tomato

The Drunken Tomato started with a throbbing hangover, a stiff cocktail and a bloody mary dream. Our passion at The Drunken Tomato comes from a desire to work hard, party hard and make those weekends count. In bringing together a community of fun-loving, day-drinking, brunch-going friends, we extract, savor and revel in every drunken bit of joyful freedom before succumbing to that weekday grind. At The Drunken Tomato, brunch is life and the bloody mary is our life source.

Shop The Drunken Tomato

Based in Seattle, Washington, The Drunken Tomato brings brunch related swag to the day-drinking masses. From bloody mary ties and brunch t-shirts to bottled bloody mary mixes and beef straw garnishes, all of our products are hand-picked with the bloody mary enthusiast in mind.

About The Blog

What We Do:

At The Drunken Tomato, we take our jobs seriously. We drink bloody marys. We write about them. We post our bloody mary musings on this site for all to see. We are The Drunken Tomato.


Bloody mary reviews are organized by geographic location from California to New York to as far away as Switzerland and Thailand. They are also organized by a rating system, ranging from 1 to 5 celery stalks.


These posts are a combination of interviews, guides, event coverage and other information about bloody mary related topics.


Bloody marys are made with everything from vodka to whiskey to mezcal and include an endless number of garnish possibilities.  Get new ideas to revamp your bloody mary here. 

Guest Contributors

From time to time, The Drunken Tomato features reviews from guest contributors. If you're interested in contributing a guest post, please contact us for our guest blog requirements.  We also hire a limited number of bloggers to establish monthly/semi-monthly blog series.  For a list of current positions, please visit our Hiring Page.

About the Author

Shelley Buchanan is a fearless adventurer with a liver of steel and an affection for vodka. Author of three bloody mary city guides, Founder of The Drunken Tomato, and celebrity judge at numerous bloody mary festivals, Shelley travels the world brunching, writing and boozing with fellow bloody mary enthusiasts. Shelley is sassy. Shelley is daring. Shelley is a vodka soaked disco ball spreading boozy droplets of bloody mary love to the masses.  Connect with Shelley via the social media accounts below. 

Facebook: facebook.com/TheDrunkenTomato

Twitter: @thedrunkentomat

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/shelleybuchanan

Instagram: @thedrunkentomato

Pinterest: pinterest.com/thedrunkentomat

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Bloody Mary Judge at the The Bloody Mary Fest - Dallas, May 21, 2017

Bloody Mary Judge at the The Bloody Mary Fest - Brooklyn, April 9, 2017

Bloody Mary Judge at the The Bloody Mary Fest - New Orleans, March 26, 2017

Bloody Mary Judge at the The Bloody Mary Fest - Denver, October 23, 2016 

Bloody Mary Judge at the 3rd Annual San Francisco Bloody Mary Festival, September 18, 2016 

Bloody Mary Judge at the 3rd Annual Brooklyn Bloody Mary Festival, April 10, 2016

Bloody Mary Judge at the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Bloody Mary Festival, Sept. 20, 2015

Bloody Mary Judge at the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Bloody Mary Festival, April 12, 2015

Bloody Mary Judge at the 1st Annual San Francisco Bloody Mary Festival, Sept. 28, 2014

Bloody Mary Judge at the 1st Annual Brooklyn Bloody Mary Festival, April 27, 2014


"The 25 Best Brunch Instagram Accounts" by Extra Crispy, Jan. 17, 2017

"Best Personality on Twitter" by 2016's Best of Western Washington

"9 Seattle Bloggers You Need to Be Following" by Matador Network, Nov. 22, 2015 

"Orange County’s Top Food Critics and Bloggers" by Restaurant Discount Warehouse, Feb. 5, 2015


"15 Unusual Jobs that Let You Travel The World," The Remote LIfe, April 7, 2017

"The Drunken Tomato tracks down the best Bloody Marys in Seattle," Seattle's King 5 Evening News, January 30, 2017

"10 Best: Bloody Marys to Start the New Year," USA Today, Dec. 27, 2015 

"Tuesday Tip - An Interview with: The Drunken Tomato," Not Just a Mommy, Dec. 1, 2015 

"The Bloody Mary - An Interview with Author Shelley Buchanan," Listen Journey Savor with Julian Douglas, March 7, 2015

"Strong Bloody Mary Market Garnished by Spicy Heat and Unexpected Flavors," Gourmet News Magazine, Oct. 28, 2014 

"Morels' Bloody Mary," The Grove Blog, June 2, 2014 

"The 12 Best Bloody Marys in LA," Thrillist, May 23, 2014 

"Long Beach Writer Uses Crowdfuncing to Publish Book," Examiner.com, Oct. 28, 2013 

"Writer's Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Help Locals Drink Better Bloody Marys," Everything Long Beach, Oct. 17, 2013