Smokin’ Mary beats most of the pros in a renowned Bloody Mary competition

Not a professional mixologist—Smokin’ Mary beats most of the pros in a renowned Bloody Mary competition. Not a professional chef—she snags silver in a classic California chili cook-off. Not a professional retailer—she defies the odds by roaring into one of the nation’s most exclusive Christmas retail shows. Besides moving caseloads of product at that show, she unofficially wins Best Distraction On The Show Floor: “We are great entertainment. People love us. Two shows daily!”

11164834_391092831075664_3274934959719754089_nIt’s all in advancing the cause for possibly the world’s finest bottled Bloody Mary mix.

Laurie Nadeau is the beauty and the brains behind Smokin’ Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix. All through 2016, she was pouring her way to the top. With last year’s triumphs in the rear view, Smokin’ Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix is rocketing forward, storming towards the Nightclub & Bar Convention in Las Vegas, and the notorious Firey Foods show in Albuquerque.

With the award-winning cocktail mix on retail shelves all over California, and 23 food-show appearances in six months, Laurie must be the hardest-working woman in the food-show business. Appearing seemingly everywhere, she sings a siren song to the cocktail curious, inviting them to taste the smoky, whole-tomato goodness of this distinctive Bloody Mary mix.

The pro-mixologist upheaval? That was at the Stolichnaya Vodka-sponsored Bloody Mary Mix Down during in Arizona. Beating 8 of 10 pros in her first cocktail competition, Laurie says the bronze-medal finish is proof: “If I can build a prize-winning cocktail alongside the pros, so can you.”

Another notch in Mary’s belt: second place at the renowned Sutter Creek Chili Cook Off, using a chili recipe containing the Smokin’ Mary product. Her fans are using the zingy, zesty, tomato rich mix in all kinds of recipes (many online at

And Laurie just keeps working it. She wrangled a vendor slot in Vegas at the exclusive Cowboy Christmas Gift Show in Vegas. An annual, one-of-a-kind show for western gifts, it runs concurrently with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. With over 400 vendors, it’s a prestigious and sought-after venue one rarely qualifies for on the first try—and Smokin’ Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix made it.

Time now to wow them at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and the fiery Foods Show in March.

Check out our New Years video here.