Fresh Garden Bloody Mary

This drink was a hit at my cooking demonstration, where I highlighted fresh tomatoes, at Serenbe Farmers Market. It is super refreshing on a hot summer day and utilizes vegetables that are all in-season in the summertime. For vegetarians or vegans, substitute traditional Worcestershire sauce (which contains anchovies) for this vegan version made by Edward and Sons.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium tomato (about 1 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 medium cucumber (about 1/2 cup chopped)
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon diced sweet onion
  • 1/3 of a red or green bell pepper (about 1/4 cup chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce or 2 teaspoons chopped hot pepper (optional)
  • vodka (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into glasses filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with spears of cucumber and celery.

Recipe Developed by: Chef Ashley R. Van Cise, RDN, LD