Calling all bartenders: Make your best bloody at the Brooklyn Bloody Mary Mix Down

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We crowned James’ bloody the best in Brooklyn, but a new contest wants some challengers.

When it comes to bloody marys, we’ve already had our say as to what the best one in Brooklyn is, and we’ll gladly stick to that decision. But obviously that argument never ends, and it’s not like there are any losers when people get together to argue about and try alcohol. To that end, the folks at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo are doing a citywide search for the best bloody mary with their Bloody Mary Mix Down. The competition is coming to Bed-Stuy’s Beast of Bourbon on Monday and, if you bartenders out there want to rep your bar’s bloody, you can sign up to compete now.

The competition is simple: bartenders (of which there are 22 right now) will have 90 seconds to mix their best bloody mary, which will then be sampled by celebrity judges. The top three bloody marys get to move on to the finals at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo on March 30 at scenic Penn Plaza Pavillion. And sure you might not want to go to Midtown, but the overall winner gets a cash prize, a Screaming Mi Mi award, a bartender kit and your bar’s bloody mary recipe will appear in Stoil’s 2015 drink recipe book. If you think you can destroy the competition with your bloody (and why wouldn’t you be able to?), shoot an email to info [AT] nychotsauceexpo.com.

If you’re not a bartender, you’ve still got plenty of reasons to go though. Aside from the fact that this will be better and less authoritarianism-stained competition than the Winter Oympics, there will also be $5 bloody marys on special. Plus, Beast of Bourbon is putting together one hell of a special and spicy menu. Even the fudge will be spicy.

Stoli Bloody Mary Mix Down, Monday, February 24, Beast of Boubon, 710 Myrtle Avenue, Bed-Stuy, 7:30pm, FREE