A unique take on the bloody mary, for those who like things a bit sweeter. Makes a terrific virgin mary.
- 8 cups watermelon, chunked, remove rinds
- 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- Few dashes of hot sauce to taste
- Pinch celery salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- Puree watermelon and sugar in blender.
- (Optional if you want a thinner consistency.) Strain into a bowl or jar through sieve, pressing with a rubber spatula; discard solids.
- Stir in tomato juice, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
- Season with pepper and celery salt.
- Stir or shake well and prepare to serve.
The Mary Sweet
- Edge a large class with sugar or salt.
- Pour in a shot or two of Tabitha watermelon & rosemary vodka. Strain if needed.
- Pour in the mix, fill about 2/3rds of the glass.
- Add ice. Be sure and leave some room in the glass.
- Garnish with a watermellon slice and/or celery.
- You can leave the seeds in if you want, after pureed they don't alter the taste much.
- For a boozy variation, use a bit the left over watermelon from infusing watermelon vodka. Don't use too much though, as it greatly alters the flavor.
- Adjust the watermelon to tomato juice ratio to vary the sweetness.
- Be careful with the hot sauce. It gets spicy pretty quick, so go easy if you want sweet.
- Go easy on both celery and pepper as they can overwhelm the taste a bit.
- For a vegan version, use soy sauce or mix a bit of Bragg's Amino Acid with tamarind paste instead of Worchestershire.