It's Saturday morning and I need a drink..... for Sunday morning brunch..... ok, so, I long ago got tired of vodka based Bloody Mary's, no matter how
good a variation could be, so I just started putting in Bombay Sapphire Gin. Worked for me.... worked very well for me....
Then recently I ran across this "Bloody Mary" variation, called a Redless Snapper (I'm not sure why it's called that, maybe someone can explain?) It
is a beautiful drink, very tasty. We enjoyed one outside recently, one morning sitting under the giant oak tree in my friend's backyard. I did make up
the tomato water a day ahead of time and put it in a mason jar, I think it brought out flavor.
I cut and pasted from here
Lemon or lime wedges
Old Bay seasoning
1½ –2 oz. Cardinal gin
Tomato water (see recipe)
2 dashes celery salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2–4 dashes hot sauce
1–2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Run a lemon or lime wedge around the rim of a pint glass.
Roll the outside rim in Old Bay. Next, fill the glass with ice, pour in gin, and top off with tomato water. Add celery salt, pepper, hot sauce, and
Worcestershire. Roll from one glass into another and back to mix, and garnish
6 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced
3 tsp. fresh lime juice
½ green or red pepper
½ small garlic clove
1–2 tsp. fresh horseradish
1 jalapeño (optional)
Salt and pepper
Place all ingredients except salt and pepper in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a saucepan over medium heat. When puree turns from pink to
dark red, remove from heat. Ladle liquid through a strainer lined with a thin cloth or several layers of cheesecloth into a heatproof bowl. Add salt
and pepper to taste. Store liquid in refrigerator or freezer until ready to use. Yields about 6 drinks.
Lemon and lime wedges
Pickled green bean