Sunday, May 11, 2014

Blue Crab Bay Sting Ray Bloody Mary Mixer is 20 Years Old

Seafood Lover's Gift Basket
Blue Crab Bay Sting Ray Bloody Mary Mixer is 20 years old! According to the folks at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan , the Bloody Mary began as the “Red Snapper” cocktail in the early 20th century when their bartender, Fernand Petiot, concocted it for one of his vodka-loving clients who asked him to recreate a tomato juice cocktail he’d had in Paris. At that time, the name “Bloody Mary” was deemed too vulgar for the hotel’s elegant King Cole Bar, hence it originally was named the “Red Snapper.”

Blue Crab Bay is all about incorporating the local flavors of the bay into wonderful products. The unique combination of flavors they’ve created for Sting Ray Bloody Mary Mixer blends clam and tomato juices, spiced with Chesapeake Bay seasoning and freshly grated horseradish, to create a thick, rich, morning jolt of a Bloody Mary. We also recommend it as a cooking sauce, with Recipes for interesting dishes like our favorites Bloody Mary Shrimp and Pasta and Scallops Italian.

Southern Gourmet Treasures
Sting Ray Bloody Mary Mixer as won gold and silver sofi awards at the Fancy Food shows (National Association for the Specialty Food Trade) for outstanding beverage. Although it might be sound strange at first, clam juice adds a natural earthiness to the usually spice-forward cocktail, and Sting Ray does an incredible job of blending these flavors together.

At the Virginia Marketplace we put Sting Ray Bloody Mary Mixer in many of our Seafood Gift Baskets:
Seafood Lover's Gift Basket, Bloody Mary Brunch Basket, Party at the Beach, Nutty Seafood Lover and
Many Ocean Bounty! Baskets. Sting Ray is also includes many other Virginia Marketplace Gourmet Gift Baskets such as Southern Gourmet Treasures, Barbecue Time,  Bloody Mary Breakfast, Tasteful Gourmet Treats, Tasteful Gourmet Treats Galore, and  Ready for Spring.