Twilight: Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite

Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite 10

How To Make Homemade Smoked Bloody Mary Mix:

This week’s Bon Appeteach “Book Club” recipe was the number one requested book for season four on Instagram. Apparently, there are a LOT of Twilight lovers out there so I knew I had to make the perfect cocktail to go with it.

Obviously, playing off of the vampire theme of this popular saga, I knew a bloody Mary had to happen. But not just any bloody Mary mind you! No, no… a smoked bloody Mary with a nice lil bite too it at the end (pun intended).

Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite

This week’s bloody Mary mix is made from scratch and smoked on my Lynx grill. I love how easy this was, and with a little extra planning you can definitely give this recipe a go at home for your next brunch too. Find the full recipe below and read on for the helpful tips and tricks!

Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite:

For the Mix:

  • 5 Vine Ripened Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1-2 Jalapenos
  • 1-2 Small Sweet Peppers
  • 1, 8 oz can Organic Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Horseradish
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Fresh Lemon, juiced
  • Tabasco to taste
  • Celery Salt

For the Cocktail:

  • 4 oz. Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite mix
  • 2 oz. Vodka, Gin, or Tequila
  • Garnishes- Celery Stalks, pickles, lemon wedge, shrimp, cheese, olives, etc.
  • Ice

Smoked, Shaken, Not Stirred:

This recipe is super easy to make from scratch, and we like easy recipes! Simple quarter your tomatoes, half your peppers, and quarter the onion as well. Place all your veggies on a baking rack elevated over a foil pan or cookie sheet (to collect any juice). Sprinkle some celery salt over the top and prep your grill for smoking.

Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite

I smoked the vegetables for about 45 minutes. I felt this is what worked best for tenderizing them and infusing that good smoky flavor into everything. Take the veggies and all the other ingredients, add some ice, and blend! After blending, strain the mixture into a pitcher and remove a majority of the pulp. I kept a few spoonfuls for texture. Discard the remaining pulp or keep and use as a restaurant style salsa (it’s crazy good).

Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite

To make the cocktail, simply prep a Collins glass with a celery salt rim, add ice and a celery stalk and set aside. In a cocktail shaker, add the mix and the vodka (or gin or tequila…) and shake until chilled. I strain into the glass and top with any other garnishes!

Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite

What I love about this drink is how fun the garnishes are. They’re basically a mini meal, and I’m totally about it. I like to add sausage, bacon, shrimp, cheese, pickles, olives, etc. Basically ALL THE THINGS are to be garnished! I hope you try this recipe for your next brunch or just because. Cheers!

Bon Appeteach,

-L

Yield: 8

Twilight: Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite

Twilight: Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite

A homemade bloody Mary mix, smoked on the grill and made into the perfect brunch time cocktail.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • For the Mix:
  • 5 Vine Ripened Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1-2 Jalapenos
  • 1-2 Small Sweet Peppers
  • 1, 8 oz can Organic Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Horseradish
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Fresh Lemon, juiced
  • Tabasco to taste 
  • Celery Salt
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 4 oz. Smoked Bloody Mary with a Bite mix
  • 2 oz. Vodka, Gin, or Tequila
  • Garnishes- Celery Stalks, pickles, lemon wedge, shrimp, cheese, olives, etc.
  • Ice

Instructions

1. Cut the veggies and place them on a raised rack over a cookie sheet (to collect drippings). Sprinkle with celery salt and set aside. Preheat your grill and set it up for smoking.

2. Smoke the veggies until tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from the heat.

3. In a blender, combine the smoked veggies, tomato sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco (to taste). Add some ice to cool and slightly dilute (about a cup). Blend until smooth and strain into a pitcher. Reserve a few spoonfuls of pup for texture if desired.

4. To make the cocktail, combine 4 oz. of the mix and 2 oz. of vodka into a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into a celery salt rimmed Collins glass filled with ice and serve with your favorite garnishes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 361mg Carbohydrates: 10g Net Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g

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