What is the secret to Dirty Sue’s success? First of all it is the quality of each product in the range. 2nd its the branding & package design which do all the Hard Work for you on the Shelf. 3rd why settle for 2nd best when you can offer the Category #1 at Retail, Online and On Premise.
Last but not least you are partnering with “ET” who is the one of the best known personalities in the Spirits Trade…
In areas where we don’t have a distributor… We warehouse in Louisiana with a company that happens to be one of Amazon’s most successful shippers. They are really good at packing glass and their volume with UPS and FedEx is off the charts so they have really good rates. We can get you a quote delivered to your location(s).
Dirty Sue Cocktail Garnishes
We only use Grade A Andalusian Olives from Spain’s top DOP. The are extra large. They have a firm bite and taste noticeably better than all the other olives on the market. When we opened Colorado, our distributor who also represents a famous a California brand, sampled his sales staff and put it to a vote. It was unanimous and in less than 6 months we are already closing in on our sales goals for the state.
The Cocktail Onions and the crazy good Jalapeno Stuffed Onions are also core items. I make a point to promote the Jalapeno Stuffed Onions even though it is our most expensive garnish for the simple reason that it is the ultimate garnish for Martinis, Gimlets and Bloody Mary’s.
The Stardust Cherries are the pride of Washington State and a bargain. Way beyond the typical cherries you grew up with… The Whiskey Sauce gives them a unique note!
The barmen in the video below are all pretty famous… Notables like Dale DeGroff and Jeffrey Morgenthaler are big fans too… You just cant get any higher recommendations than that!
The Dirty Sue Martini is a success story at retail and in addition to liquor stores it should be in every good grocery store in the land.
Dirty Sue is a great cocktail mixer for a couple of simple reasons.
One Eric doesn’t mess with the brine which comes from Andalusia Spain. It is not the stuff used to pack olives in jars. All he does is touch it with Spring Water and filter it twice. No BS stories about using a one ton press (that is what they used to use to make Olive Oil) just brine and water and we skip the preservatives and additional salt.
This results in Dirty Martinis that that taste a little like olives with a touch of salt rather than the opposite. You can use Dirty Sue with top shelf Vodka and Gin and it won’t ruin the spirits. It is also great in Bloody Mary’s, in Bloody Maria’s and Margaritas and a variety of other cocktails you can view on our recipe site.
Dirty Sue Bloody Mary (Maria / Michelada) Spice Mix
Dirty Sue, created by long-time LA bartender Eric “ET” Tecosky (Jones Hollywood), inventor of the bottled premium olive juice category and maker of fine cocktail garnishes, announces the launch of Dirty Sue Bloody Mary Spice Mix.
All natural, gluten free, and vegan Dirty Sue Bloody Mary Spice Mix is now available on Amazon and DirtySue.com ($22.95/16 oz bottle). Each 16 oz bottle of tomato juice-free Dirty Sue Bloody Mary Spice Mix can yield approximately 21-32 drinks depending on how spicy or flavorful you prefer your Bloody Mary. That’s almost three times more than a traditional 750 ml bottle of tomato juice-based Bloody Mary mix makes.
Dirty Sue Founder Eric ‘ET’ Tecosky has been working on his Bloody Mary Spice Mix for over a decade. The recipe originated during his time as Bar Manager of Jones Hollywood in Los Angeles. Soon after launching Dirty Sue Premium Olive Juice, which he formulated specifically for use in dirty martinis, he decided to put some time into another passion – Bloody Marys. The mix at Jones hadn’t been updated for a while and, inspired, he sensed there was room for improvement. Afterall, how hard could it be?
He was about to find out.
While on his annual pilgrimage to New Orleans for Jazz Fest, ET started to pay close attention to the city’s Bloody Marys – some of the best around. He noticed how many bars infused their vodka with pickled goodness – olives, onions, green beans, etc. He had enjoyed them for years in ‘vacation mode,’ but now it was time for a little R&D. Back in LA, he started to tinker and taste and was moving solidly in the right direction, but the mix still needed something.
More tinkering and tasting. And for the second time since asking himself why nobody bottled olive juice for dirty martinis, a lightbulb went on. OLIVE JUICE – that was it! He grabbed a bottle. He played around with the ratio until, Eureka! The olive juice that was only supposed to be for dirty martinis became the secret ingredient to the new mix, providing a full, round, delicious umami experience.
Now, rather than ET asking himself, “How come nobody bottles this stuff?” It was his guests at Jones who wondered aloud – and frequently – why he didn’t bottle his Dirty Sue Bloody Mary? The answer wasn’t so simple. First, how to capture the flavor from the infused vodka into a stand-alone spice mix? The answer was many, many trips to the spice store and, yes, many, many tastings. Second, how to make it less perishable than traditional mixes? This was an easier fix: no tomato juice. That could be added per drink! The hard work paid off and, after a decade of on-again, off-again R&D, Dirty Sue Bloody Mary Spice Mix is in the bottle and on shelves.