The Drunken Tomato Awards 2019 Results Are In!
Drunken Tomato Awards
It’s that time of year again!!! The results of the 2nd annual Drunken Tomato Awards are in!! Shelley Buchanan of The Drunken Tomato hosted twelve bloody mary experts from across the country, who came together for an epic weekend in Los Angeles, California to name the best bloody mary mixes in the world! It was a lot of “hard work” but hey, someone’s got to do it!
The judges and I blind tasted 39 different mixes in the categories mild, hot & spicy, Caesar, liquid seasoning, and new product. We tested, drank, and provided honest and unbiased feedback for each brand. This year we decided to “go green” and record all our results, scoring, and feedback digitally #ecofriendly. Medals ranging from Platinum to Bronze were given out and now you can see all the winners here: https://www.drunkentomato.com/2019-winners
Veteran judges welcomed newcomers to the judging panel this year and we all became instant friends! As Rene Belanger from Bloody Good Bloody’s said last year, “we’re such a tight knit community that when we all meet up together, it’s not awkward,” even if we hadn’t previously met. There was a tremendous number of laughs and great times shared as we tested and scored all the entries throughout the day and celebrated, “the makers in our industry.”
Congratulations to all the brands who entered and were awarded medals! It’s truly an honor to be considered an expert in the field. Thank you so much to Shelley for hosting a fabulous gathering for the bloody mary community to come together and celebrate the craftsmen and craftswomen of the savory red hangover cocktail that is the bloody mary. I still haven’t turned into a tomato, so I guess I’ll be judging again next year!