What kind of mixture is a Bloody Mary?

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Offline thedoc

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What kind of mixture is a Bloody Mary?
« on: 05/02/2015 03:30:02 »
John Gamel asked the Naked Scientists:
The Bloody Mary has long been my favorite breakfast beverage, but my intimate knowledge of chemistry deserted me long ago, so here is my question: is the Bloody Mary a solution, a suspension, an emulsion, or a combination of the above?

What do you think?
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Re: What kind of mixture is a Bloody Mary?
« Reply #1 on: 05/02/2015 17:22:10 »
I believe it is a suspension of solids in a solution. Alcohol, citric acid and sugar all dissolve completely in water at the concentrations found in a bloody mary, the tomato juice is a complex mixture of various biological compounds dissolved or suspended in water, and tomato pulp, which is suspended. Also any of the spices added will be suspended.