Springtime and Summertime is Brunch time! And a brunch is not a brunch without a damn good Bloody Mary. Making it yourself takes only a few minutes longer but tastes 1000% better! No doubt it will taste best if we can juice our own tomatoes, but unfortunately it is not tomato season. Come summer you better believe I will be all over it! I am semi-obsessed with tomatoes – specifically Organic and Heirloom.
For this recipe we have tried a few different brands of tomato juice and the absolute best comes from Happy Girl Kitchen. If you live in the San Francisco area we found it at Rainbow Grocery. While I understand this might be hard to find this brand and thus I recommend going with a tomato juice that has no preservatives and is literally just tomato juice. If you can’t find that the Whole Foods brand is the next best thing.
The next important thing is the accoutrements that go with it. A Bloody Mary Bar is essential so that people can season to taste after you make the general batch. I like to stock up on caper berries (the big berry looking things as opposed to the small ones), cucumbers, celery of course, tomato slices, lemon wedges, and different spices.
Follow those simple rules and your next brunch (Memorial Day) will be a success…If you can remember it of couse. Get your buzz on!