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Canned cocktail review: Picnic Brunch Bloody Mary

Posted by Jaime Fowler on

 Picnic Brunch Bloody Mary canned cocktail review by The Pursuit of Cocktails

Hi cocktail lovers! I'm back this week with the second canned cocktail from Picnic Brunch. Last week I tried their Mimosa, you can read it here if you missed it. This week is all about their Bloody Mary.

I'm a big fan of Bloody Marys. In fact long Sunday brunches with friends is on my top 10 list of things I've missed the most during the pandemic. I can not wait for life to go back to normal so I can go to every drag brunch I can find and enjoy endless Bloody Marys!! 

But back to the task at hand, I have reviewed a few Bloody Mary mixes on this blog and two other ready-to-drink Bloody Mary's so I'm excited to add another one to the mix. One thing that I noticed while I was setting up to take photos of the Picnic Brunch can is that this canned cocktail is made from wine - so it is not a traditional tomato juice and vodka Bloody Mary. There is no liquor in this drink, just wine. I'm not sure what that means for us but there is one way to find out.

Bottoms up!

Here is my official review of the Picnic Brunch Bloody Mary:

4 out of 5 cocktail shakers

Right off the bat I was impressed with the tomato juice flavor of the Picnic Brunch Bloody Mary. It is really tasty without being overly spicy. It does have some spicy - thank goodness, otherwise you are just drinking tomato juice with booze - but it is just enough to register the spice, not enough to really heat things up. I didn't notice the booze being different than what you'd expect but after trying two of these canned cocktails I have two pro tips to share with you for partaking in the Picnic Brunch Bloody Mary:
Pro Tip #1: Make sure you gently shake this can before you open it to remix it properly. I forgot to do that on the first one I tried so all the good stuff was at the bottom of the can. Luckily I had poured it into a glass anyway so a quick stir solved the problem. And don't worry about shaking the can - it won't explode when you open it, I promise.
Pro Tip #2: If you have a glass handy, go ahead and pour this cocktail into a glass. For some reason, the flavor of this cocktail was even better outside of the can. Maybe that has to do with the wine base, I'm not sure, either way pouring this one out of the can is the way to go with this one. 
Overall, I did enjoy this Bloody Mary. I could tell that this wasn't a liquor based cocktail but it didn't bother me too much. This is a pretty solid Bloody Mary and a great addition to your cooler if you are headed out somewhere you don't want to or can't bring all the fixings for mixing up fresh Bloody Marys.


1 out of 5 cocktail shakers
One shaker = not sweet at all  // Five shakers = your teeth may curl

This ready-to-drink Bloody Mary is not sweet. It is also not spicy or tart. It is a really smooth, easy, tomato-y Bloody Mary.


2 out of 5 cocktail shakers
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = OG Four Lokos

Officially this one rings in at 5.5% ABV which is about the same as most light beers. The low booziness makes it a good fit for a morning cocktail while tailgating/concert going/day drinking or as a hair of the dog.

Would I buy this ready to drink cocktail again?

I'm surprised to say this since I was all geared up to love this Bloody Mary more, but I think I'll probably stick to the Picnic Brunch mimosa. I enjoyed that one just a little bit more. However, this is a solid Bloody Mary so don't sleep on it if you are a Bloody Mary fan like me.

If you want to try Picnic Brunch, use this link to find them in your area:

Until next week cocktail lovers, Cheers! 


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Picnic Brunch Bloody Mary canned cocktail with custom Swizzly Stick from The Pursuit of Cocktails 

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