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Bloody Mary Recipes Updated: Three Modern Takes on the Tomato Cocktail Classic

Watch a pro reinvent the breakfast staple.

Looking for a homemade bloody mary recipe? Eater Drinks editor Kat Odell takes the standard savory cocktail to a new level, focusing on fresh ingredients for flavorful — and lighter — variations. Watch above.

Caprese in a Cup

Makes one.
1 medium-sized tomato, such as a Kumato
2 ounces fresh lime juice5 bay leaves1 ounce gin or vodka¾ ounce agave

Slice tomato and add to cocktail shaker along with basil, then muddle ingredients to release flavor. Add lime, agave, and ice. Shake and strain. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Smoky Tomato Margarita

Makes one.
4 small yellow tomatoes3 1-inch cubes of watermelon¼ ounce Cocchi Americano Rosa¼ ounce agave1 ounce mezcal½ ounce fresh lime juice

Muddle tomatoes and watermelon in cocktail shaker to release flavor. Add Cocchi, agave, mezcal, and lime, then shake together with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with a watermelon cube.

Strawberry Tomato Cooler

Makes one.
2 ½ medium strawberries4 small tomatoes2 pinches freshly cracked black pepper1 ½ ounces vodka¾ ounce fresh lemon juice¼ ounce agave

Muddle tomatoes and strawberries in cocktail shaker to release flavor. Add 2 pinches of black pepper, vodka, lemon juice, and agave, then shake together with ice. Strain into a coupe glass and sprinkle black pepper on top.

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