5 Sep 2014

RAW VEGAN BLOODY MARY


I was really surprised at how delicious this tasted. Then again, if I thought a moment longer I would've realized it shouldn't be surprising at all. I love tomatoes, garlic, lemon and spices! But I've never been into alcoholic drinks, so the idea of Bloody Mary was not exactly a turn on. However, it's one of my moms favourite cocktails so I decided to make a healthy vegan version just for the challenge. It turned out splendidly. I actually didn't want to hand the glass over to mom because I wanted it for myself! I didn't add any booze (to my mothers dismay) but if you want to, don't let me stop you. This is great a juice recipe on it's own, or a terrific healthy base for a real cocktail.


I basically just researched what a Bloody Mary actually is (mostly tomato juice with booze) and added my own twist by juicing it all fresh. I rimmed the glass with salt, pepper and chili; and used garlic and ginger in the juice to add a spicy punch. It kinda tastes like V8... but approximately ten million times more flavourful and vibrant. Enjoy this before summer is over (here in North America)!

P.S. if you're on the market for a new juicer, check out this page from Williams-Sonoma that lists some of the best juicers and blender available. Yes! You can make juice with a Vitamix!


RAW VEGAN BLOODY MARY

3 large field tomatoes
3 celery stalks 
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon chunk ginger
1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon each of salt, pepper and chili powder (mixed together)

Put the tomatoes, 2 of the celery stalks, garlic, ginger and 1/2 of the lemon into your juicer. Wet the rim of a glass and dip into the salt, pepper and chili mix. Pour in your juice and decorate with a lemon slice and celery stalk! 

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14 comments:

Millie | Add A LIttle said...

Love the vibrant colours and surely THIS is a hangover cure haha!

Thalia @ butter and brioche said...

Bloody Mary's are my drink of choice and I can never have enough recipes for it. I will be trying your recipe and reporting back.. thanks for sharing it!

Shane Harley said...

Sounds delicious! I think I'll try this tomorrow morning, after my birthday bash tonight, I'll need it!

The Vegan Scholar said...

Looks really delicious! The colours are beautiful :)

elizabethswholefoodskitchen said...

Hook it Up, :)

Jack Albritton said...

I miss Bloody Mary's and am definitely going to give it a try. Might add a dash of Bragg's Aminos as I used to like Worcestershire sauce in mine a lot. Glad I found your site. Definitely bookmarking it.

Laura Black said...

I've never been much of a tomato juice fan, never liked V-8 either. But this juice looks REALLY good!! Honestly, especially with the fresh ingredients! Worth a try and it'll have my sister-in-law's famous bloody mary drink with the secret ingredient beat all to heck!! :) Thanks

Michelle said...

These look amazing. So glad I read this in the evening so I can go make one. Haha!!

Cassie said...

Beautiful!

Eileen said...

Such a good idea! I've been either canning my garden tomatoes or making them into salads. Must make this before the harvest is over!

Linda at Veganosity said...

Emily, I just made a homemade "V8" juice last week. My husband loves it and I just read the V8 may contain animal products. Yuk! Your recipe looks great, I'll have to try it and do a taste test, the ginger is an unexpected, but intriguing ingredient. Beautiful pictures!

Gemma said...

What a fantastic bloody mary! The colors are so incredible and beautiful. The pictures make it so damn tempting...I could have one right now! ;-)

xoxox

PS: talking about healthy cocktails, I made the popsicle version of a healthy vegan mojito, hope you like it!

dianadesouz said...

Mouth watering recipes can you please share few vegan raw food diet recipes?

Sing Bella Sing said...

This recipe looks so great! I will try it tonight. Thank you for your beautiful, inspiring website :-)