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Judy Bennett has been called “screamingly funny” and “the Erma Bombeck of booze.” In her book, Bloody Marys: Sanguine Solutions for a Slew of Situations, she instructs not only how to make 45 of the most unique and delicious Bloody Marys you’ve ever seen, but why to make them as well. She claims there is a Bloody Mary for any occasion, be it watching calories, watching a sunset, or watching porn. When Judy isn’t behind the bar, she is probably a) organizing her 114-pair shoe collection; b) selling vintage swimwear on her site, www.thousandislanddressing.net; c) performing burlesque under her stage name, Nadia Nice; or d) teaching wellness seminars for those who lead crazy, busy, boozy lives like hers. Bloody Marys made the Oregonian’s 2012 list, “100 Things We Love” twice. This year, one of Judy’s bespoke recipes (page 40 in the book!) earned the honor of being named Portland’s Most Liked Bloody Mary.
What inspired you to write your book?
I want my readers to understand that a Bloody Mary is more than a drink; it’s a whole experience in and of itself. That’s why I wrote a story to go with each recipe, complete with play lists, fashion tips, conversation starters, sex advice, and so on. Each recipe is meant to complement a certain mood or situation. One Bloody Mary does NOT fit all. For instance, you wouldn’t want to make the Booty Call Bloody Mary for Nana’s 90th birthday brunch. Or vice versa.