2008 U’Luvka Tabasco Ultimate Bloody Mary Competition

2008 U’Luvka Tabasco Ultimate Bloody Mary Competitors

Northern California
David Nepove and Greg Lindgren

Southern California
Juan Alvarez and Douis Patillo

Amanda Gager and Ray Speight

Chicago, IL
Kyle McHugh and Todd Appel

New Orleans, LA
Chris Hannah and Marvin Allen


Overall Winner – New York

Elba Giron and Tad Carducci

The New York USBG team of Elba S. Giron of Bar Milano and Tad Carducci of Tippling Brothers Consulting took first place for their “Asia & Beyond” Bloody Mary.  The duo also created a “Contemporary Bloody Mary” with an exciting garnish.

Asia & Beyond
2 ½ oz                         TABASCO® Original Bloody Mary Mix
1 oz                         Campbell’s Tomato Juice
1 ½ oz                        U’Luvka Vodka
2 bar spoons            Soy Sauce
½ bar spoons             S & B Wasabi paste
½tsp                         Cracked White Peppercorns
1 tbsp                         Fresh Lemon Juice

Add a couple of ice cubes into a metal Boston shaker, roll the ingredients, and strain.
Garnish: Pickled Snap Peas on a bamboo skewer with only the top half of the snap pea dipped into Australian Flake Salt

Contemporary Bloody Mary
2 oz                        TABASCO® Extra Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
1 oz                         U’Luvka Vodka
¼ oz                         Fresh Lemon Juice
¼ tsp                         Celery Salt
½ tsp                         Cracked White Peppercorns
3 dashes             Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
2 dashes             TABASCO® Pepper Sauce
1 bar spoon             Grey Poupon Mustard Harvest Coarse Ground

Add a couple of ice cubes into a metal Boston shaker and roll the ingredients.
Double strain using a fine sieve over fresh ice.
Garnish: queen sized olive stuffed with a small dollop of American Paddle fish caviar on a bamboo skewer