Rachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir

a magical or medicinal potion.
“an elixir guaranteed to induce love”
synonyms: potion, concoction, brew, philter, decoction, mixture;

  • a preparation that was supposedly able to change metals into gold, sought by alchemists.
  • a preparation supposedly able to prolong life indefinitely.

noun: elixir of life; plural noun: elixirs of life

So there you have it- Elixir. Probably the best word I have ever heard to describe what a Bloody Mary really is to those of us who swear by them.

bloody-mary-mixRachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir is damn good. I highly recommend you read the story on her website about what inspired her to bottle and distribute her mix. Mostly, I love a good grassroots success story, but I also recommend this read because once you read it and then taste this mix, you can’t help but picture yourself bundled up on a chilly New York State morning in the mountains, overlooking a lake, warming your bones by sipping on a spicy Bloody Mary (I have ever done this, but this is how I imagine it!)

This mix is loaded with fresh tomato flavor, which I love and it’s just spicy enough.  It claims to be ‘intensely spicy’ but actually don’t think it is. Too much more spice and I think it would overpower the tomato base. I think it’s just right. However, describing spicy levels is tough to do. It’s actually exactly why we created the Local Taste Bloody Mary app- your level 5 spicy and my level 5 spicy are probably very different things. It’s all very subjective which is why ratings simply don’t work. So we decided to ditch ratings and match people to their best Bloody Mary based on their individual flavor profile. Learn more!

You can buy Rachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir online by emailing Rachel directly: rachelpohl29@gmail.com or at one of the many New York stores that carries her mix. Now go get your Elixir on!

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