To serve the greatest bloody mary ever
Everyone has that one family member who is known for his or her cooking. Alejandro bears that title. Not classically trained, but full of passion and focused on everything from ingredients to presentation.
It was his passion for cooking that changed his view on the traditional Bloody Mary cocktail. He yearned for bolder flavors in his recipe to compliment his favorite meal – BRUNCH. It was time to start experimenting with new flavors to bring this cocktail to the next level.
Alejandro crafted many homemade sauces for his dishes and realized he should start using them in his Bloody Mary recipe. This creative journey started in his apartment in Astoria, Queens in 2009. He loved entertaining family and friends and serving his famous cocktail with brunch. Using a homemade sriracha and chipotle tomatillo sauce, Toma was born and Alejandro shared it with anyone that would drink it.
Alejandro never stopped making his famous Bloody Marys. After getting married in 2010, completing his MBA from Fordham University in 2012, and having his first child in 2014, he started getting a little more serious about creating a brand behind Toma. He introduced Toma to the market in 2017.
Now, Bloody Mary enthusiasts and others who love to entertain can serve their guests a delicious, consistently made Bloody Mary cocktail with ease. Some of the finest restaurants in the NY metro area have taken notice and now pour Toma behind the bar.
The Ultimate Toma Bloody Mary
Garnished with a gherkin, cherry pepper, olive, carrot, celery, bacon, and sopressata.
Alejandro Javier Lopez, FOUNDER
Raised in Westchester County, New York. Loves Bloody Marias with Mezcal and whipping up frittatas any day of the week.