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 CupMakes one.
1 medium-sized tomato, such as a Kumato2 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 MargaritaMakes 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 CoolerMakes 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.