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T.C. Trotters Moose Mix
There’s nothing like a rich, spicy bloody mary, a fact that Paul Webster and the team at T.C. Trotters know well. While T.C. Trotters was founded in 2007, its legacy goes back more than 30 years.

Long-time Lynchburg locals will remember a restaurant on Rivermont Ave. called T.C. Trotters.

“One of the Trotters restaurant’s claim to fame was a phenomenal bloody mary,” said Lonnie Hoade, who worked as a bartender at the T.C. Trotters restaurant and now works on-staff at the present day T.C. Trotter company. “At the time of the restaurant’s closing, no one had licensed the name ‘T.C. Trotters’. After careful research, we registered T.C. Trotters, LLC as our business name. Moose Mix began at Trotters [restaurant] as their house bloody mary mix, so using the name made it easily recognizable to its loyal followers. Many of our customers remember Trotters from the ‘old’ days and get it for the nostalgia.”

Moose Mix is handcrafted. Each batch is made in large stock pots with the ingredients combined in small batches.

“Every bottle is hand poured, sealed, and labeled in house,” explained Hoade. “We believe it is this process that maintains its unique flavor and keeps it from tasting ‘manufactured’. Early in the process of making Trotters’ famous bloody mary mix, Paul refined and adjusted the ingredients and preparation process. The mix has remained the same throughout the years and it’s the consistency that keeps people coming back.”

Moose Mix is sold statewide in Virginia ABC retail stores, as well as locally at the Farmbasket. It is also available by bottle and by the glass at Market at Main in downtown Lynchburg, Market at Main in Boonsboro, and Hilltop Berry Farm and Winery in Nellysford. Customers can also sidle
up to the bar at Bootleggers, Dish, Oakwood Country Club, Moose Lodge (Lakeside Drive), Market at Main Wards Road, Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill in Roanoke, and the restaurants at Wintergreen Ski Resort to try a bloody mary with the famed Moose Mix. tctrotters.com