November 14, 2008 In order to ascertain who has the best Bloody Mary on the island, we form the Saucy Six and set out on a mission to find the best Bloody Mary on the island. Given that we had only one day, we were limited in the number of establishments we could visit in about six hours.Each drink was scored on the following criteria:
1. Presentation – Appearance 5 points2. Aroma – Smell 5 points3. Flavor 6 points4. Overall – does it make you want another? 4 points
The scores were tallied and the results are as follows:
Cholos $9.00 Overall score 13.4 / 20
Presentation 2.4/5 Aroma 3.5/5 Flavor 4.5/6 Overall 3/4
Oscar was our bartender. He was very pleasant and surprised to see six women coming into his bar in the middle of the afternoon! When we told him our mission, he immediately apologized for not having any olives or celery. He may have lost a few points on the presentation side, but his concoction was right up there at the top.
Fidos $14 Overall score 12.25/20
Presentation 2.4/5 Aroma 4.5/5 Flavor 2.92/6 Overall 3/4
Shaggy was behind the bar in Fidos when we arrived. It was around noon and kind of slow. He threatened to “look you up” if he didn’t win…sorry Shaggy, but still nice product!
Playa Lounge $14 Overall score 13.08/20
Presentation 3.91/5 Aroma 3.75/5 Flavor 2.83/6 Overall 2.58/4
Trevor treated us to an awesome looking drink, and told us that they have a Bloody Mary buffet on Sundays, where you can mix your own and add your own condiments….. Most of us thought the drink itself was beautiful, but there was too much pickle juice in it for our tastes!
Tackle Box $12 Overall score 12.33/20
Presentation 3.75 Aroma 3.33/5 Flavor 2.75/6 Overall 2.33/4
BC’s Beach Bar $10 Overall score 12.3/20
Presentation 2.25/5 Aroma 2.42/5 Flavor 4.2/6 Overall 3.6/4
Blue Water Grill $13 Overall score 13.3/20
Presentation 3.1/5 Aroma 3.7/5 Flavor 4.2/6 Overall 3.2/4
Estelles $12 Overall score 13.18/20Presentation 3.92/5 Aroma 3.0/5 Flavor 3.58/6 Overall 3.0/4Charles was bartending when we showed up. Having had a Bloody Mary there before, most of us knew what to expect. Just for the record, I waited tables and did not get tipped!!!
Wild Mangos $16 Overall score 13.91/20
Presentation 4.0/5 Aroma 3.42/5 Flavor 3.42/6 Overall 3.0/4
Crazy Canucks $14 Overall score 11.83/20
Presentation 3.0 Aroma 2.83 Flavor 3.33/6 Overall 2.83/4
Final tallies Overall score winner Cholo’sPresentation Wild MangosAroma Playa LoungeFlavor CholosNext week…..new drink tasting….will your bar be on our list???