If you missed the last one, you don’t want to miss this one. If you were part of the last one, you’ll want to be part of this one too. On Sunday, September 15th, Ryan & Wood Distilleries will be sponsoring the Biennial GMG Bloody Mary Competition during Mug Up at Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3. Mug Up starts at 9:30 and judging begins at 10:00. Bring on a batch of your most creative Bloody Mary mix. We will add the Beauport Vodka here so that all Bloody Marys contain the same high quality locally distilled vodka, and are of a consistent, acceptable strength (so no one stumbles out of here afterwards).
Speaking of judges, we are looking for a few good men and women with discriminating palates who know and love good Bloody Marys. Ed Collard has already committed, but we need another 3 or 4 judges. If you are interested in being a judge, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Bloody Mary judging credentials. Fred, you’re already vetted, as is Maureen Malloy, if either of you are interested. Paul Morrison, you’re a shoe-in. We’re always looking for new blood for judgeships, so don’t be shy about applying – James Eves.
If you are interested in entering your amazing Bloody Mary mix in the competition, please email me and let me know, so we’ll know how many entrants there will be. Ryan & Wood will be providing great prizes on top of the world renown you will receive as the best Bloody Mary mixologists in the known GMG universe. Kathy Chapman, Richard Rosenfeld, Talitha Jackson – you need to come back and defend your titles.
If you just want to come to Mug Up for the great comraderie and fun, feel free to bring along some Mug Up type fare to share. There will be coffee and deviled eggs, per usual.
UPDATE: We now have Ed Collard, Fred Bodin, James Eves and Karen Ristuben confirmed as judges. It would be great to have another female judge.
BREAKING NEWS 4:12pm: Kathy Downer of Long Beach is now our final judge for the competition. She has impressive experience as a bartender trainer for 7 years and she ran a bartending school, and on rainy days when she used to be on the other Cape, she and her friends would barhop to find the best bloody mary.
Now we just need some blood mary makers to enter the competition.