Bloody Mary & Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the story? Is there a “real” Demitri?

Yep. Demitri was born in, bartended in, and still lives in Seattle. As a bartender, he only served fresh, handmade Marys. In order to keep the recipe consistent, he was preparing mix in batches, but if he made too much, it would spoil. If he didn’t make enough, they would run out.

Needing a way to serve killer handmade Bloody Marys correctly, no matter how busy the bar was, he made his first Seasonings. All the bartenders had to do was add tomato juice. Any of his fellow bartenders could make one Bloody Mary at a time or gallons in no time. Perfectly consistent, and fast!

Demitri’s bartender friends in Pioneer Square were his first customers in Seattle. After batching up a few cases in his kitchen, he made a few visits to a few other Seattle bars and never looked back.

What is in a Bloody Mary?

While the true perfect Bloody Mary ingredients and ratios will vary from bartender to bartender, a traditional version includes:

  • Vodka
  • Lemon Juice
  • Tomato Juice
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Tabasco
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Garnish

Of course, you could also skip the hassle and use one of Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings to easily make a delicious cocktail you can have at home.

How do you make a Bloody Mary?

A Bloody Mary isn’t very difficult to make as a combination of all the right seasonings, vodka, and juices, we’ve outlined the perfect recipe here.

How long does Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings last?

When properly stored before opening in room temperature, Demitri’s Seasonings will last between 12-18 months. Once opened, the seasonings should be refrigerated to help keep them fresh and well-tasting.

How to make a Bloody Mary with Demitri’s Seasonings?

Nobody wants their cocktails to be a hassle to make, so we’ve made the recipe super simple for the Bloody Mary lover. All you need is one of our delicious seasonings, tomato juice/V8/Clamato, vodka, ice, and the Demitri’s Rim Salt. From there, you can follow the recipe and enjoy a tasty cocktail.

How many calories are in Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings?

Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings aren’t only delicious, but they’re also all-natural, making them easy on the stomach and the taste buds alike. Per serving, the Classic Recipe Mix only has 10 calories per serving.

What alcohol to use with Demitri’s Bloody Mary Mix?

Vodka is the classic choice for a traditional Bloody Mary, and gin makes a super tasty Red Snapper! Or try aquavit for a delicious caraway twist, or bourbon, tequila, or even a splash of beer! Try a rich, dark porter with a nutty taste. For a more beer-based cocktail, check out this Michelada recipe!

Can Demitri’s be used to make Virgin Bloody Mary?

Absolutely! Virgin Bloody Marys are also sometimes called a Bloody Shame, and can be quite a healthy treat! Tomato juice is high in vitamin C, B, and potassium, and it is an excellent source of the antioxidant lycopene, so have one or three today!

What to serve with Demitri’s Bloody Marys?

More like what can’t you service with Demitri’s Bloody Marys? A versatile cocktail, the Bloody Mary is the perfect brunch drink that can also be enjoyed at any time of the day, either as apart of a meal or as the featured standalone item.

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our Entrée recipes!

What garnish should I use with my Demitri’s Bloody Mary?

You can’t go wrong with the classic garnishes such as celery, pickled beans or asparagus, but the potential is a never-ending list that is seemingly growing longer and longer every day. Here’s a list you can have some fun with!

Where can I buy Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings?

Our website is the best place to see and buy everything from Bloody Mary Seasonings to Demitri’s 100% certified organic Margarita mix, RimShot Garnishing Salts, pepperoni straws, and Demitri’s new Homestyle Beef Jerky, all with free shipping! Demitri’s is also available at Amazon.com, and lots of area grocery and liquor stores. To find a vendor near you, visit our Store Locator.

How does Demitri’s cost compare with other prepared mixes?

Since Demitri’s is simply mixed with tomato juice, a quart of prepared Bloody Mary costs up to 50% less than the bottled stuff. Demitri’s also delivers fresh, 100% natural, handmade-quality Bloody Marys that are, Perfect Every Time, In No Time™ !

Still left with more questions? Contact us today and we’ll get back to you as soon as we have an answer!