Sundays are perfect days for a little boozy brunch. This weekend I’m making a Garden Bloody Mary by using tomatoes from backyard!
It might sound a little daunting, but making your own tomato juice only takes on more step.
All you need for this drink is:
- Tomatoes (1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes)
- Olive Oil
- 8 Basil Leaves
- Lemon Juice (half a lemon)
- 1/4 Cup of Water
- 2 Ounces of Vodka
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
- Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
- Dash of Hot Sauce
First, halve tomatoes. Then, put in a baking dish and drizzle with police oil and salt. After, place on the top rack of the oven and broil on high for 10 minutes.
Let the tomatoes cook before the next step.
Next, add cooled tomatoes to a food processor as well as the rest of the ingredients. Blend to a runny consistency. If it’s too thick, add more water… or vodka.
While it’s blending, prepare your cup. I love adding seasoning to the rim of any Bloody Mary. For this particular Garden Bloody Mary, I used lemon to coat the top ring. Then I poured salt, pepper, celery salt, cumin, granulated garlic, smoke paprika, and powdered garlic in a small bowl.
Once it was all mixed, I rolled the lid of the cup in the mixture. Any places that I missed, I added more lemon juice.
Then, add ice to the cup.
After it’s blended, you can either strain or put the mixture over ice in the cup.
To top it all off, I had to garnish will veggies from the garden and the CUTEST little pennant from The DIY Party Co.
I just grabbed another cherry tomato, hot pepper, and an olive (from my refrigerator) and skewed them on a toothpick. You can use any ingredients you love to garnish, this is just my favorite, besides bacon!
Then, I got another toothpick and tape to assemble the pennant. I stuck this toothpick in the tomato to keep it upright.
This recipe was so much fun to make and I know it’d be a hit at any brunch party.
The BEST part about it is, I know where almost all the main ingredients come from. It brings me so much pride to be able to make my food after growing it. There’s a few more recipes from our garden that I can’t wait to share with all of you.
Let me know if you try this recipe OR your favorite Garden Bloody Mary garnish. If you don’t drink, I’d love to hear your favorite brunch food.