Brunch just got tastier with Ubons Bloody Mary Mix

There’s nothing better around 10:00am than brunch and no brunch is complete without a delicious bloody mary, right?  Bloody Marys are probably the only cocktail I’ll order before noon.  And, for as much as I enjoy having brunch out with friends, having brunch at home is just as enjoyable especially since it just got better!  Want to know why?  Well,  because the most delicious bloody mary available in my part of town comes out of my kitchen with the help of Ubons.

This morning I cracked open the bottle of Ubon Pitmaster’s Hot & Spicy Bloody Mary mix that was gifted to me by a good friend of mine a couple of days ago.  I busted out my cocktail shaker and a bottle of Bakon Vodka – yes, you read that right, it’s a vodka that has a subtle taste of bacon to it.  I poured 3 parts of the mix and 1 part of the vodka into my shaker, closed the lid and shook my bootie for a few seconds.  I poured the mixture over ice into one of my crystal glasses – part of a set the my beautiful Aunt gave me (may she rest in peace), and garnished it with a green olive.  I went and sat on the couch, took a sip and thought — OMG, that is the BEST Bloody Mary I’ve had in a long, long, looooong time!

IMG_5824x1200-112x150The mix is probably one of the thickest I’ve seen and the spices are a’plenty.  The heat is nothing to be intimidated with, but is just enough to make me want to take another sip.  If you like it spicier, you can easily splash in a little more of your favorite hot sauce – but for me, it was perfect just the way it was.  De.li.cious.

Thank you Eve for introducing me to Ubons, it’s definitely going to become a staple pantry item in my fridge from here on out!

Yum, yum, yum!

Corkage Fees for Santa Clarita Valley Restaurants

Ever wonder what the corkage fees are around town?  Well if you live in the Santa Clarita Valley, EveWine101.com has just made an updated listing available to us locals.  If you don’t live in this area, let us know which area you’re interested in getting a list for, and we’ll start working on it!

Reprinted with permission

Santa Clarita Valley Wine Corkage Fees
Updated for 2014
Source: Eve Bushman, www.Eve’sWine101.com