Our Family Story
It All Started With Blood Shots
Blood Brothers Bloody Mary Mix is a tribute to our father, Ken Hoover, and his wife Diane’s homemade Blood Shot recipe. Following Diane’s passing, Blood Shots became our way of celebrating her life at Sunday dinners and family gatherings. Friends and family urged our Father to serve Blood Shots at his bar in Tempe, AZ. They were an instant hit.
To celebrate Blood Shots’ success, my brothers and I set out to bottle the recipe and start selling it to friends, local restaurants, and neighborhood bars. Tragically, one week before we were to receive the first packaged bottle, Ken died. As a result, each of the brothers went their separate ways and the product sat idly on the shelf.
Several months later, I found renewed passion to launch Blood Brothers as a tribute to Ken and Diane’s inspiring lust for life and a path to bring me and my brothers back together under a family business.
Blood Brothers’ success to date has not only become a dream come true, but a fitting tribute to an incredible family bond.