A drinker of hard liquor appears to be in high spirits

wpid-20150122_153606.jpgI’ve been serious of late.  And it ends right here.  Because I now want to speak to you about mixing vodka and vegetables.

And bone broth too!

Why?  Really, why not?

Maybe because I had over ordered these beautiful organic canned tomatoes from Amazon Subscribe and Save. Or, in trying to eat healthy…..blah blah blah….it happened and I won’t excuse it.

The healthy Bloody Mary.

As with my recipes, there are a couple of steps.

First, it starts with the homemade V8 juice.  The recipe comes from the kitchn.  Here’s how I adapted it for my uses (and I double it):

V3 Juice:

– 4-14oz cans diced tomatoes

– 1 cup carrot

– 1 cup bone broth

– 1 cup water

– 1 cup spinach

– 2 T Worcestershire sauce

– 1 t kosher salt

– 2 T parsley

– 1/2 t pepper

Directions:

1. Combine the tomatoes, carrots, bone broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a sauce pan.

2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered for 30 minutes.

3. Add spinach and parsley and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.

4. Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes.

5. Add water then blend in blender or with immersion blender until smooth.

6. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and chill.

It does leave a lot of pulp.  I’ve been freezing that pulp in 1/4 cup plops and using as tomato paste, lately for pizza sauce!

Next up – the Bloody Mary mix.  I adapted this recipe from the site, Best Bloody Mary, which seems to me if they have that as their website, they have to deliver.  Unlike the “world’s best coffee” claims you see all over NYC.

To skip a step, you can just buy V8 juice…..

Bloody Mary mix, in the pitcher size (I like mine not spicy, feel free to add pepper to your taste)

Ingredients:

– 18 oz V3 or V8 juice

– 8 oz vodka

– 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

– 3 Tbsp Lime juice

– 3/4 tsp celery salt

Directions:

1. Mix well.  Keep chilled.  Serve in a tall class with a stalk of celery.  Makes me about three drinks!

There you go, your vegetable servings, your bone broth and some yummy seasoned tomato paste!  All in one great recipe!

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