Grinchy Mary Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of Brad Bennet. "This unique twist on a Bloody Mary uses green heirloom tomatoes to make a green Bloody Mary, or "Grinchy Mary" and features the Bloody Mary Elixir and garnishes of Pacific Pickle Works."

2 poundsGreen heirloom tomatoes
2Persian cucumbers, partly peeled
1Green bell pepper
1Onions, chopped
Arugula
Cilantro
Parsley
Salt
Sugar
Celery salt
1 - 2 ouncesCutler's Gin
1 - 1 ½ tablespoonsPacific Pickle Works Bloody Mary Elixir
Pacific Pickle Works Carriots of Fire
Pacific Pickle Works Jalabeaņos

 

Chop green tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper and onion into chunks that will fit into your juicer. (Peeling the cucumber a little bit will remove some of the bitterness that comes from the skin.)

Juice the chunks of vegetables, then follow up juicing the arugula and other fresh herbs to taste.

Salt the juice to taste. Add a little sugar if needed, see note.

To prepare the Grinchy Mary, rim your glass with some celery salt, then fill the glass with ice.

Pour an ounce or two of your favorite spirit. Vodka of course is traditional, but we like Cutler's Gin because of the floral and herbal notes it adds to the cocktail.

Add 1-1/2 Tablespoons (or to taste) Pacific Pickle Works' Bloody Mary Elixir.

Add approximately 4 ounces of the tomato juice and give it a quick stir to mix everything together.

Garnish with Pacific Pickle Works' Jalabeaņos and Carriots of Fire or another of your favorite Pacific Pickle Works items. Enjoy!

Note:
Store bought tomato juice is usually cooked and reduced down a bit which concentrates the natural sugars and makes it taste much sweeter than raw tomatoes. Since this is a raw juice, it will not have that sweetness, so you may want to add a little sugar as well to cut the acidity and to add some sweetness.

Alternatively, if you have the time and don't care about the juice being raw, you can cook this juice down a bit and then cool it off.

Add some hot sauce if you want the juice to be spicier.


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