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Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with Fresh Tomatoes

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with fresh seasonal tomatoes, smoked sea salt and spicy hot sauce. The perfect Bloody Mary for weekend brunch!

Kristina Todini, RDN

Ben vuneto, bem vindo, welcome! I’m a dietitian nutritionist with a serious case of wanderlust. When I’m not exploring the world I love to explore in the kitchen with new ingredients and flavors from around the world.

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Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with fresh seasonal tomatoes, smoked sea salt and spicy hot sauce. The perfect Bloody Mary for weekend brunch!

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with fresh seasonal tomatoes, smoked sea salt and spicy hot sauce. The perfect Bloody Mary for weekend brunch!

To say I love a spicy Bloody Mary is an understatement.

Blood Marys are one of my favorite “event” drinks, meaning a cocktail so good entire social events are planned around them. Most cocktails are those you could drink every day (though as a dietitian I do not condone daily cocktails, but you do you) but some are so good you need to save them for a special event.

Margaritas, martinis, Bloody Marys…we plan entire events around these cocktails. Margarita nights, yes. Martini nights, definitely. Blood Mary brunch? Absolutely. Vodka tonic nights? Mmm, doesn’t have the same ring to it.

In my humble opinion, Bloody Marys should be spicy as hell and substitute as a “meal in a glass.” I want my Bloody Mary to be overflowing with olives, pickles, onions, celery and any other condiment you could stuff into the glass. I want my Bloody Mary to double as a small appetizer, because I’m usually only having one (at this point in my life) and I want to get the most bang for my buck.

So now that it’s tomato season and we have tomatoes coming out of our ears, I needed to dream up a way to use the leftovers we had that didn’t involve tomato soup or caprese ciabatta.

Enter the Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with Fresh Seasonal Tomatoes

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with fresh seasonal tomatoes, smoked sea salt and spicy hot sauce. The perfect Bloody Mary for weekend brunch!

Ditch the pre-made Bloody Mary mix for fresh seasonal tomatoes!

Let’s just say it: there are some very bad Bloody Mary mixes on the market. I’ve had them, you’ve had them. Soupy and tomato juice-like, these terrible mixes make ordering a good Bloody Mary a gamble.

So when I decided to craft my own mix, I turned to one of my favorite mixes: ZingZang. With a blend of smoke and spices, Zing Zang is an industry favorite for the perfect Bloody Mary and I set out to recreate its flavor with easy spices and herbs I already had at home.

Nothing fancy, no fuss. Just a great cocktail mixer made from fresh, seasonal ingredients and a little love of some serious spice!

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with fresh seasonal tomatoes, smoked sea salt and spicy hot sauce. The perfect Bloody Mary for weekend brunch!

I hope you enjoy this super easy take on the classic Bloody Mary using fresh seasonal tomatoes! Let me know if you try it during your weekend brunch, I’d love to hear how it turn outs.

 

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Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with fresh seasonal tomatoes, smoked sea salt and spicy hot sauce. The perfect Bloody Mary for weekend brunch!

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with Fresh Tomatoes


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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 servings

Description

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with fresh seasonal tomatoes, smoked sea salt and spicy hot sauce. The perfect Bloody Mary for weekend brunch!


Ingredients

Bloody Mary Mix

  • 2-3 large heirloom tomatoes, cut into large pieces
  • 1 tablespoon smoked hickory salt
  • 2-3 squirts worcestershire
  • 2-3 dashes Tobasco, or other hot sauce
  • Optional: fresh basil, thyme or other herbs; lime juice, horseradish, pickle juice, olive juice

 

Bloody Mary with Homemade Bloody Mary Mix (per Bloody Mary)

  • 6 oz Homemade Bloody Mary Mix (see above)
  • 1.5 oz vodka (I suggest Tito’s)
  • Condiments, as desired: olives, pickles, limes, celery, green onions, pearled onions, etc.

Instructions

  1. Cut tomatoes in large pieces and place in pot with smoked salt, worcestershire, hot sauce and other desired ingredient. Bring to medium-low heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until tomatoes cook down and become tender.
  2. When tomatoes take on a soupy texture, blend mixture with immersion blender or in a food processor until smooth. Place in refrigerator until chilled before using.
  3. To make Bloody Mary: Combine vodka and Homemade Bloody Mary Mix in a glass with ice; stir to combine. Garnish with desired condiments and serve.

Notes

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix will keep for about a week in the refrigerator. It will taste better after a day or two, so it’s an easy make-ahead mix!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bloody Mary (without condiments)
  • Calories: 120

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix with fresh seasonal tomatoes, smoked sea salt and spicy hot sauce. The perfect Bloody Mary for weekend brunch!

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Kristina Todini

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Minimalist. Sustainable nutrition junkie. Wannabe nomad. Eating the world, one plate at a time.

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