It's not hard to find a place to get a bloody mary, but finding a good one? A far more difficult task. Apparently, so did the guys at Stu's, who you might know from their Spicy Garlic Pickles. The result is Stu's This Is Bloody Mary ($8). This powerful seasoning is designed to be used in concert with tomato juice and vodka to create a bold, flavorful drink that will send your celery stalk running for cover.
The soda aisle at the local grocery store can seem overwhelming, until you realize that it's basically just a bunch of variations on the same themes. UFlavor ($TBA) is out to change all that. This upstart Indiana-based company lets you pick the ingredients to create your very own soda, complete with a custom label that you upload yourself. Whether you want flavored water, an energy drink, a soda, or a tea, they have you covered — no word yet on a "create your own beer" option.
Wait, what? Doughnuts, bacon, maple syrup, and beer? Indeed, that's the potentially lethal combination found in Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale ($13). Developed in collaboration with Portland's famous Voodoo Doughnut, this unique brew contains an assortment of odd ingredients, including, yes, bacon and maple syrup from one of Voodoo's signature treats. It's almost as if Rogue is daring you to drink one for breakfast.