Balsamic Bloody Mary

Balsamic Bloody Mary

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

-  

Serves

4 people
Balsamic Bloody Mary

Balsamic vinegar adds its characteristic pungent sweetness to this popular brunch cocktail. For the best flavor, choose a good-quality, multifiltered vodka.

Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Breakfast and Brunch, by Georgeanne Brennan, Elinor Klivans, Jordan Mackay and Charles Pierce (Oxmoor House, 2007).

To make a Jalapeño Bloody Mary, substitute the vodka with a spicy flavored vodka, such as jalapeño vodka or pepper vodka. Omit the balsamic vinegar, cherry tomatoes and green chilies. Garnish with a jalapeño speared on a cocktail pick.

Ingredients

  • Ice cubes as needed
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 green chilies

Preparation

  • 1 Fill 4 tall glasses with ice.
  • 2 In a large pitcher, combine the vodka, tomato juice, vinegar, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, celery salt, lime juice and ice.
  • 3 Stir well to combine and season with pepper.
  • 4 Pour into the ice-filled glasses and garnish each glass with a cherry tomato and a chili speared on a cocktail pick.
  • 5 Serve immediately.

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