Ubons Bloody Mary Mix. Barbecue Inspired.
Seriously, guys. I've been lugging around Ubons Bloody Mary Mix around for far too long. I originally received it in Long Beach, CA, packed and moved it to Seattle, then packed and moved it again to the new DT headquarters in Lynnwood. All I have to say is, this shit stores well. Rest assured that when the impending apocalypse hits, my stockpiles of bloody mary mix will be secure. Ubon's touts that "The Sauce Makes It Special." As a 5th generation family recipe, Ubons Barbeque Sauce eventually found its way into two new products: Ubons BBQ Bloody Mary Mix and Ubons PitMaster's Hot & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix. All natural, fat free, gluten free and no MSG mean quality ingredients are in mind. Bits of garlic and onion flake, celery seed, cayenne and dill pickle flavors also grace each bottle. As the label states, these mixes are meant to "Liven up your brunches, tailgates, barbeques, parties, meetings & MORE!"
Out of the two, I'd choose this one, hands down. Although the name might suggest otherwise, it's only moderately spicy. The Ubons Barbeque Sauce adds a strong sweetness of sugar and molasses while still maintaining a bright vinegar tang. Large chunks of what looks like dill float throughout, and the addition of white pepper and chipotle powder add richness to this savory mix. The BBQ flavor is there, but it doesn't overwhelm, which leads me to...
Ubons BBQ Bloody Mary Mix
I must admit that my bloody mary preferences really don't extend to barbecue based mixes. So unfortunately, neither of Ubons' mixes top my favorites list. But if your palate leans that way, both of these slightly smoky, sweet bloody mary mixes will knock your bbq loving socks off. And for those truly seeking a barbecue based cocktail experience, the BBQ version slaps you in the face with a savory, candied saucy tang.
Ubons bloody mary mixes as well as Ubons Barbeque Sauce is available online at Ubons.net. But if you happen to be attending the Bloody Mary and Oyster Feast in New York on Nov. 7, make sure to stop by their table for a sample!
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