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Light and Simple Bloody Marys

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  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


The lightest, most understated bloody mary you will ever taste, this cocktail is made with freshly juiced tomatoes, basil, and sharp horseradish.


  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 large Roma tomato
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 3 Tablespoons horseradish
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 ounces of vodka


  1. Cut the tomatoes into quarters.
  2. Juicer: Run tomatoes through until you're all out.
  3. Juicer: In a food processor or blender, mix juice, basil, and all seasonings except horseradish and lemon until well-combined.
  4. Juicer: Pour mixture into a pitcher and stir in lemon juice and horseradish.
  5. Blender or Food Processor: Add tomatoes, basil, and all seasonings except horseradish and lemon juice into the blender and process. If using a juicer, toss everything into a processor to combine the other ingredients.
  6. Blender or Food Processor: Pour mix through a mesh strainer to separate the liquid from the pulp. The remaining pulp can be used to make a tasty spaghetti sauce for dinner!
  7. Blender or Food Processor: Add horseradish and lemon juice to the mixture and stir in with a spoon.
  8. In a small dish or bowl, grind fresh black pepper – about 1 teaspoon or enough to rim your glasses. I don't recommend salt because the tomato juice already has plenty of salt in it, no need for salt at the rim.
  9. Use your discarded lemon half to wet the glass rim, then rim the glass in the dish of pepper.
  10. Fill 4 low ball glasses with ice and add 1 oz. of vodka per glass.
  11. Top off with the Bloody Mary mix and garnish with fresh basil.
  12. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Drinks