I rarely make cocktails at home. My husband doesn’t drink, which makes me the default lush of the family. There are times when the stars align and a cocktail makes perfect sense. Today the weather was gorgeous. My CSA handed out extra tomatoes and I needed to use them before they went bad.
Bloody Marys are a savory tooth’s dream. I usually have them as a special treat out at brunch, but with extra tomatoes, a juicer, perfect weather on a Saturday afternoon, magazines that needed reading, and a patio with a comfy couch – I couldn’t resist.
I had never had a bloody mary with fresh tomato juice before – it’s completely delicious.
6 ounces tomato juice (I used fresh)
2 ounces vodka
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce (I omitted)
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 lemon wedge
1 celery stick or fennel frond to garnish
Mix tomato juice, vodka, worcestershire, and spices together and pour over ice. Garnish with lemon and celery/fennel and serve. Enjoy!