Garden & Gun (February/March 2014)
Feb. 1. 6:40 p.m.
Our friends Drew and Ralph love Bloody Marys more than anybody else we know. So we were excited to see what they think about this Redless Snapper, which is essentially a happy-hour version of a Bloody. (We're already familiar with a Red Snapper, which is a gin-based variation of the classic brunchy Bloody. This Redless Snapper, created by Raleigh, N.C., mixologist Kevin Barrett, takes things even a step further by subbing in tomato water for the tomato juice.)
Everybody, including Drew and Ralph, really loves the Redless Snapper. Thanks to the gin and the flavor-infused tomato water, it's bright and clean and bracing in exactly the way a Bloody Mary isn't.
Two cocktails in, everyone's getting chatty...