Throw out the convenience of V8 juice and roll up your sleeves!
I'm going to let you in on my secret recipe for the ultimate Bloody Mary.
Nothing can compare to creating a new delicious recipe out of fresh ingredients.
So let's dive right in, shall we?
Jax's Fire Roasted Heirloom Bloody Mary
makes approximately 4 pint-sized cocktails
8 Ripe (large) Heirloom Tomatoes
3 Bell Peppers (can be different colors)
1 Large Onion
2 Stalks of Celery
4 Cloves of Garlic
1/2 Cup of fresh- squeezed Lemon
Zest of 1 Lemon
3 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbsp Heaping Horseradish
Hot Sauce/ Tabasco to Taste
1 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Black Pepper
Celery Salt (optional)
Smoked Paprika (optional)
Cayenne Pepper (optional)
** IF you don't drink vodka you can use:
Tequila for a Bloody Maria
Gin for a British Bloody
Rum for a Bloody Caribbean
Bloody Mary Mix
Fire roast the tomatoes and peppers. I broiled them on high until they charred.
Some other methods you can charr these veggies are: over a gas burner or on the grill.
Put 1-2 inches of water into a pot, season the water with salt. Then place a steam basket in the pot, turn on the burner on medium high heat and bring to a boil.
While you wait for your water to heat up...
Chop the carrots, onion, and celery into chunks (this way they cook quicker) then place these veggies, plus the cloves of garlic, into the steam basket.
Steam until tender (can puncture with a fork easily!)
Then let them cool for 15-20 minutes.
Place all veggie (tomatoes, peppers, carrots, onions, celery, garlic) into a blender, food processor, or use an emulsion blender.
Now it's time to add your lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, black pepper, horseradish, and hot sauce to taste. You can add any extra seasonings of your choosing now too!
Blend all ingredients until pureed. Taste to make sure it has the best flavor, add any thing that is missing and blend again.
We are almost there!!!! Fill your glasses with ice! And add the most special ingredient Vodka.
I usually use Tito's. 2-3 ounces should do the trick, but it's dealers choice.
Dress up your Mary with some delicious food!
This is where you get to experiment! There is no wrong combination.
I've even used left overs from the fridge!
Some Options include
- Cold Cuts
- Chunks of Cheese
- Bacon (candied or smoked work too!)
- Lobster Tail
- Filet Mignon (or even a leftover piece of Steak, cut nicely)
- Fresh Celery
- Grilled Cheese Wedge
- Buffalo Wings
- Mini Slider
Remember- cater toward your tastes and those of your guests, as well as any dietary restrictions. The possibilities are endless! No one will be able to forget your house made Bloody Mary and they will be hungry for more.
We would love to see what winning combinations you've discovered!
Ta Ta for now,