I have assembled a stable of stars to assist me in the promotion of my fine line of delicious elixirs, mixers and more. I exhibit two breeds of bloody mary mixes: Rooster Collbran’s Tart & Twangy Bloody Mary Mix, tuned with the taste of dill pickles and lemons and Rowdy Roubidoux’s Hot & Wild Bloody Mary Mix, fueled by habanero, horseradish and wasabi. I also boast of a complementary food line featuring: bloody mary rimmin’ salt, hot sauce, steak sauce, jalapeño stuffed olives, red beans & rice readi-mix, and seasoning salt. The Bloody Mary is an extremely unique drink. This tomato juice based cocktail is a meal in a glass; garnishments can include stalked celery and a squeezed lime with skewered olives, okra, cheese, shrimp, pickles & peppers (to name just a few of my favorites). Not to mention, my non-alcoholic bloody mary mixes are veritably versatile vessels: add vodka to it to make the classic Bloody Mary, tequila for a Bloody Maria and whiskey for a Bloody Molly. And when you add no alcohol? A Bloody Shame. But to each his own, I encourage everyone to enjoy my mix to their preference and in good health.
I’ve been called a gambler, a rambler, an entrepreneur, a raconteur, a bon vivant and an iconoclastic impresario. I’ve even been called a snake oil salesman–but in my defense, snakes do need to be oiled. But from here forthwith, I am the Bloody Mary Emissary!
I’ve long been enchanted by the Bloody Mary. But respectable ones are as few and far between as a good chicken fried steak. I was painfully perceptive that most national brand Bloody Mary mixes (and many bars) use subpar ingredients to produce a paltry paste barely passing as a Bloody Mary (much like stuffing a child’s dolly with sawdust—it’s unacceptable). Quite simply, my Bloodies are better. My creative conceptions are perpetual zephyrs of flavor. My auspiciously delicious elixirs relieve the pains of desperation and mediocrity.
Each bottle of bloody mary mix is lovingly hand-crafted by my business partner Drew Hanlon at the commercial kitchen of the Business Incubator.
GRAND JUNCTION SBDC
With their classes such as Leading Edge and free counseling, the fine folks at the Grand Junction SBDC have been invaluable in providing a fertile environment for my brilliance to flourish into a most exquisite bouquet of commerce.
In our condensed commonality, we’ve all heard the term “BFF”. Well, this summer 2011 my marketplace is “BFFF”—The best fairs, festivals and farmers’ markets of the Western Slope. This will be an incredible opportunity for patrons of good taste (especially the ladies) to come out and meet the Colonel in person. After this summer, I’ll be presenting bars, restaurants, liquor stores and gift shops with the opportunity of a lifetime: to carry my fine concoctions and creations on their counters & cupboards. And come Christmas time, I’ll also be offering a line of corporate gift buckets featuring all my magnificent merchandise and private label food stuff.
COL. CLIFTON DEBEQUE
The title is honorary, but my products are extraordinary. You see, the company name is Delixirs, but the name on the bottle is mine: “Col. Clifton DeBeQue Proudly Presents…”