Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bloody Mary

Vegan, beware! If you've ever ordered a Bloody Mary for brunch in a restaurant, chances are it wasn't vegan. Most Bloody Mary mixes include Worcestershire sauce, which sneakily contains anchovies. Luckily, you can buy vegan Worcestershire sauce from Annie's Naturals: This recipe will make a pitcher to serve 4 people - perfect to start off your Saturday brunch!

In a pitcher or bowl, combine 3 and 1/2 cups tomato juice (try an organic brand such as R.W. Knudsen, which is also low in sodium: with 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vodka (I like Absolut), 1 and 1/2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice, 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp. garlic salt, 1/2 tsp. ground celery seed, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, and 3/4 tsp. hot sauce. Stir together and chill until just before serving.

Serve over ice in tall glasses and enjoy! Each 1 cup serving is 100 calories.

Note: I was sure I had garlic salt at home, but what I had was garlic pepper. So I reversed things above, using 1/2 tsp. garlic pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt - I figure it all works out the same in the end, right?

tomato juice $3.29
vodka $8.83
limes $1.38

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance