Review: The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix – Original and Hot & Spicy

Review: The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix – Original and Hot & Spicy

OK, who is The Murph? He’s Stephen Murphy, a Wall Street guy turned mixology enthusiast who figured he could whip up a Bloody Mary mix better than anyone else — and he put his money where his mouth was, selling his homegrown mix out of his car for nearly a decade. Now, The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix is widely commercially available.

What makes them different? “The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mixes are made with a tomato paste base (not tomato juice) and kettle cooked in small batches like a Sunday Sauce.”

Sunday Sauce!? I’m intrigued. Two versions are available. We tried them both. Thoughts follow.

The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix Original – Rich without being overwhelming, the bold tomato flavor — almost beefy at times — really comes through, while spices, a little horseradish, and black pepper add character. Consistent in thickness, without that gross watery layer that tends to rise to the top of most mixes, it’s one of the best Bloody mixers I’ve encountered in recent years. A

The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix Hot & Spicy – A little thinner and brighter, with an initial rush of lime juice. The extra heat comes along soon enough, in the form of both black and red pepper, giving it a Tabasco-like kick that lingers on the back of the throat. It’s a solid mixer if you like it nice and hot, but along the way you do lose some of that rich tomato character. A-

each $7 per 1-liter bottle /

The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix Hot & Spicy




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Paul Ballek on January 3, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Purchased the Hot & Spicy Brand, Wow!!plenty of spice, flavor and heat, leaves a pleasant warmness in the mouth & Especially your lips, would not even consider trying another Brand. I don’t think it could be any better, Slightly pricey but well worth it!!

  2. Anonymous on April 22, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I really hope you have a patent on the product, it is horrible. I have never tasted a Bloody Mary
    Mix that tasted so bad. I bou

  3. Stephen P Murphy on May 26, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Notably your comment was anonymous
    Perhaps you bought a factory defect – meaning in the line in the plant the cap was not screwed on 1000% correctly. I would have no way of knowing this. However, I am looking to help make your experience a better one.
    Here is my personal email. [email protected]
    Please contact me and Ill arrange for your A. Your full refund or B. Send free product to you

  4. Ryan C. on February 7, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I’ve been loyal to my Bloody Mix for over 20 years until my neighbor brought over Murph’s. It was by far superior!!!!

    • Anonymous on January 9, 2023 at 2:42 pm

      Your the man Ryan ! Thanks! Happy New Year!

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