Fresh Mary

Grilled heirloom tomatoes and fresh grated horseradish root makes this Bloody Mary a standout, a new summertime staple.  Make the mix a day in advance for the best bloodies.

yields one small pitcher of mix

Fresh Mary Mix:

  • 3 large beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 T fresh horseradish root, grated
  • 2 T pickle brine
  • 1 T hot sauce
  • 1 t worcestershire 
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t honey
  • 1/4 t cumin

Oil grill grates and set to medium-high (can also be done directly on gas stove) .  Char beefsteak tomatoes. Purée tomatoes in high speed blender.  Combine with the rest of ingredients.  Put mix in the fridge overnight.


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • Mary Mix
  • garnish: lemon wheel, pickle wheel, parsley, chili pepper, old bay for rim

Using a lemon wedge, wet the outside of a highball glass.  Roll glass in a small plate of old bay for rim.  Fill highball glass with ice.  Add vodka, followed by bloody mix- fill to about 1 in. from tap.  Throw cocktail: pass the drink between the highball and a cocktail tin a few times until chilled.  Garnish cocktail with lemon, pickles, pepper, etc.