Carry On Cocktail Kit - Bloody Mary
the CARRY on COCKTAIL KIT
Time to review the second of two Carry On Cocktail Kits I recently bought from the clever bunch at W&P Design. If you haven't already read up on my first review, jump on over and read up on their Gin and Tonic kit.
This time the classic Bloody Mary is made into a convenient little kit that will make almost any flight more bearable. It might even help drown out the crying kid 5 rows back (but I make no guarantees). Anyway, this kit is very similar to the Gin and Tonic kit, it comes in a handy hinged tin and includes most of what you'll need to make 2 nice strong cocktails. There are however a few items your friendly flight attendant will need to provide.
mini bottle (50 mL) of your favorite vodka
can of tomato juice
cup of ice
1 empty cup or 2 if you're sharing
Now, the instructions walk you through the steps of rimming the glass with the provided "Slap Ya Mama" cajun seasoning, but in practice.... well lets just say it takes a bit of practice. So don't rush this step. I think I did a pretty good job myself but admittingly I wasn't also trying to keep this stable on a food tray hanging off the seat in front of me.
After rimming the glass, it's pretty much about mixing the rest of the ingredients. As with all the kits, the provided mixing spoon comes in really handy. The instructions don't say how to use the provided pickle so I just tossed it and it's juice in for flavor. But when all it's said and done, this Bloody Mary rocks!! I'm not normally a Bloody Mary fan but I'd definitely get this kit again. It's spicy, strong, and the ingredients are proportioned just right. Well done W&P.... well done.