Vegging Out With Bloodies

Author: Andrew Huber
We’re three months into 2020 and winter is making brunch cocktails as necessary as ever, so to help you make the right decisions at your next encounter with a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, we’ve found the finest vodkas for before-noon drinking. Much like your brunch buffet, our list has something for everyone.
Number Four Leaves No Bloody NEFT Behind

Number Four Leaves No Bloody NEFT Behind

Photo Credit: NEFT Vodka
It's strong, it's Austrian, is it the Terminator? No, it's NEFT Vodka! Inside the clean, industrial packaging lies a smooth, mild spirit that imparts creaminess with a subtle bite to a Bloody Mary. With just a hint of white pepper, NEFT is the ready foundation to craft your bloody upon, complementing the acids of the horseradish and Worcestershire perfectly. This adaptable vodka is ripe for experimentation and ready to catch eyes on your home bar.

Number Three Welcomes You to the Rock

Number Three Welcomes You to the Rock

Photo Credit: Tastings.com
If you've read our recent Moscow Mule guide, you'll already be familiar with Enchanted Rock Texas Vodka. Our panelists gave this vodka a Texas-sized 10-4, calling it 'captivating, highly drinkable' and noting that 'it makes a crisp and classic Bloody Mary that offers plenty of tasty, savory spice.' Citrus, pepper, and ginger flavors abound blend masterfully with the savory elements of any premium Bloody Mix.

Number Two Goes Right Down the Hatch

Number Two Goes Right Down the Hatch

Photo Credit: Crater Lake
Breaking traditional rules, there is always a time and place for pepper-infused vodkas. That time is brunch, that place is in a Bloody Mary, and that vodka is Crater Lake Hatch Green Chile. If you have had the pleasure of trying a fresh hatch chile, you already know how they possess the perfect blend of fiery kick with a rich, herbal body, and this vodka lets those flavors shine perfectly. If you like spice, the 'blast of heat' that this vodka brings to your Bloody will do you right. This limited release vodka is only produced once a year during the New Mexico chile harvest, so pick up a bottle while you can.

Number One is So Nice That We Picked it Twice

Number One is So Nice That We Picked it Twice

Photo Credit: Heritage Distilling Co.
When it comes to spirits, consistency is key. Unlike fine wines which are expected to differ from vintage to vintage, distilled libations should deliver the same experience in every bottle. Not only has Heritage Distilling Co. Ds Seasoned Vodka remained consistent in flavor, it has remained consistent in excellence, winning as the year's best Bloody Mary vodka for the second year in a row (check last year's winning lineup). D's Seasoned was literally custom built for a Bloody Mary, and with its smoky body, sweet barbecue aromas, and black pepper and horseradish flavors, you can't go wrong.

Number Four Leaves No Bloody NEFT Behind
Number Three Welcomes You to the Rock
Number Two Goes Right Down the Hatch
Number One is So Nice That We Picked it Twice
Vegging Out With Bloodies
We’re three months into 2020 and winter is making brunch cocktails as necessary as ever, so to help you make the right decisions at your next encounter with a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, we’ve found the finest vodkas for before-noon drinking. Much like your brunch buffet, our list has something for everyone.

Number Four Leaves No Bloody NEFT Behind

Number Four Leaves No Bloody NEFT Behind
Photo Credit: NEFT Vodka
It's strong, it's Austrian, is it the Terminator? No, it's NEFT Vodka! Inside the clean, industrial packaging lies a smooth, mild spirit that imparts creaminess with a subtle bite to a Bloody Mary. With just a hint of white pepper, NEFT is the ready foundation to craft your bloody upon, complementing the acids of the horseradish and Worcestershire perfectly. This adaptable vodka is ripe for experimentation and ready to catch eyes on your home bar.

Number Three Welcomes You to the Rock

Number Three Welcomes You to the Rock
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
If you've read our recent Moscow Mule guide, you'll already be familiar with Enchanted Rock Texas Vodka. Our panelists gave this vodka a Texas-sized 10-4, calling it 'captivating, highly drinkable' and noting that 'it makes a crisp and classic Bloody Mary that offers plenty of tasty, savory spice.' Citrus, pepper, and ginger flavors abound blend masterfully with the savory elements of any premium Bloody Mix.

Number Two Goes Right Down the Hatch

Number Two Goes Right Down the Hatch
Photo Credit: Crater Lake
Breaking traditional rules, there is always a time and place for pepper-infused vodkas. That time is brunch, that place is in a Bloody Mary, and that vodka is Crater Lake Hatch Green Chile. If you have had the pleasure of trying a fresh hatch chile, you already know how they possess the perfect blend of fiery kick with a rich, herbal body, and this vodka lets those flavors shine perfectly. If you like spice, the 'blast of heat' that this vodka brings to your Bloody will do you right. This limited release vodka is only produced once a year during the New Mexico chile harvest, so pick up a bottle while you can.

Number One is So Nice That We Picked it Twice

Number One is So Nice That We Picked it Twice
Photo Credit: Heritage Distilling Co.
When it comes to spirits, consistency is key. Unlike fine wines which are expected to differ from vintage to vintage, distilled libations should deliver the same experience in every bottle. Not only has Heritage Distilling Co. Ds Seasoned Vodka remained consistent in flavor, it has remained consistent in excellence, winning as the year's best Bloody Mary vodka for the second year in a row (check last year's winning lineup). D's Seasoned was literally custom built for a Bloody Mary, and with its smoky body, sweet barbecue aromas, and black pepper and horseradish flavors, you can't go wrong.