Cocktail of the Week: Fresh Tomato Bloody Marys

By Food & Wine

Like a classic Bloody Mary, this fiery drink made with beautiful fresh tomatoes is a delicious brunch cocktail--with or without vodka. For savory flavor, add a few drops of Worcestershire sauce to each drink.

Fresh Tomato Bloody Marys Fresh Tomato Bloody Marys
INGREDIENTS

GARNISH
2 small celery ribs, minced
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 medium green heirloom tomato, such as a Green Zebra, minced
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Salt

BLOODY MARY
1 1/2 pounds chilled red tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chilled vodka
1 cup ice cubes
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1/2 small red chile, seeded and coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
4 medium celery ribs and 4 thin green chiles (optional), for serving

DIRECTIONS
1. In a bowl, toss the celery with the onion, tomato, lemon zest and juice and season with salt. Refrigerate while you make the drinks.
2. In a blender, puree the tomatoes, vodka, ice, tomato paste, chile and celery salt; pour into glasses. Spoon the garnish on top, add a celery rib and chile to each glass and serve.

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