Saturday, August 22, 2009

Take A Sip Of: Watermelon Bloody Mary


Happy Birthday to my little brother, HiPie. He is fresh back from St. Thomas and St. Croix. He will definitively need a cocktail starter to replenish the scads of electrolytes he left behind.

And we are having a dinner party with some friends tonight. One of them, born and bred in the Bayou. She is a fabulous cook thus inspiring this twist on a classic cocktail.

We love a good bloody mary. My favorite bloody mary is actually from a mix called Zing Zang. Amazing. But this fruitful pleasure is a highly tasty version. Another way to stay refreshed while we still are wrapped in summer.

Let's have a cocktail? Of course. This recipe compliments of Martha Stewart.

Watermelon Bloody Mary

Ingredients:

* 12 cups watermelon chunks (from a 4 lb watermelon, rind removed) plus pieces, for serving
* 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
* Ice, for serving
* 1 1/2 cups tomato juice
* 13 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco, or to taste
* 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
* 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
* 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds, ground with a mortar and pestle, or celery salt
* Freshly ground pepper
* 1 to 1 1/4 cups vodka
* Celery stalks, for serving

Directions

1. Working in batches, puree watermelon (with seeds) and sugar in blender. Strain into a bowl through a fine sieve, pressing with a rubber spatula; discard solids. (You will have 5 1/2 cups juice.)

2. For children's drinks: Divide 2 1/2 cups juice among 4 ice-filled glasses.

3. For adults' drinks: Stir remaining 3 cups watermelon juice with tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and celery seeds in a bowl set in a larger bowl of ice. Season with pepper. Stir in vodka and divide among 4 ice-filled glasses.

4. Garnish adult drinks with a piece of watermelon and a celery stalk.

39 comments:

Nora Johnson said...

I feel whoozy just reading the recipe & looking at the pic!

Have a great evening! We'll probably be hearing more...!


xxLola:)

Mommy Mac said...

K. Seriously?

Watermelon.

Hmmmm.

I love me some bloody mary, but I must say I am mamaw about giving this watermelon a go in my mary.

I do like different though.

Will let you know when I give it a whirl!

.mac :)

Emily said...

Yum. I love Bloody Marys...especially at those early morning football tailgates! I recently made a watermelon gin and tonic from a recipe I got from Cooking Light. Watermelon really adds good flavor without being too sweet (surprisingly).

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Yum!!!!

Lauren said...

Interesting. I don't know how I feel about adding watermelon to tomato-y goodness of a mary but I am willing to try anything once!

f8hasit said...

Watermelon and tomato juice.
I've heard interesting combinations, but I never would have paired those two...

But I suppose yoiu can add vodka to anything and it'll turn out good!
:-)

Inna said...

I absolutely love watermelon! I may have to try the kids version so I don't tarnish the watermelon flavor. But I know a few adults that would love the other version.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Mmm looks good to me ... but I've already had a few cocktails tonight ... oh alright one more can't hurt :o

Have a lovely weekend,
xoxo

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Hi. Visiting from SITS. Happy Saturday Sharefest. I don't think I've ever had a Bloody Mary, but this sounds good.

MJW said...

It sounds interesting. My dad and I love bloody mary's - I'll be sharing this with him and my other friends! Thanks!! :)

confused homemaker said...

Bloody Marys are wonderful, I have never tried it like this though and I'll have to.

Little Ms Blogger said...

tomato juice & watermelon - hmmmm? not sure on that one...

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Mmm..who would of thought watermelon with the other ingredients but I bet this is fabulous. And, when your drinking this you'll know you have your fresh fruit for the day..lol!

darsden said...

I love bloody mary's but I too will pass on the watermelon! But I will tell you a secret I have learned to a perfect one. Change the vodka to seagrams lime twisted gin (I am not a gin drinker till I had a mary this way) it really takes the mary to a new level. Very smooth, but becareful it can get you in trouble ;-)

Shop Girl* said...

That's really interesting... I don't drink, but I have never heard of watermelon in a Bloody Mary before!

I hope your dinner party is fabulous!

prof en retraite said...

I love an occasional bloody mary, but the watermelon is a new twist for me! Hmmmm...sounds like a great beach drink! Thanks!...Debbie

Vodka Logic said...

I would never think to blend watermelon with tomato juice but who would have thought I would like cuke, grapes and vodka either..

Will give it a go..thanks.

xxx

HalfAsstic.com said...

Sounds scrumptious and like something I need to try! There's tons of summer left here in south Texas.

Ju said...

I dislike both watermelon and tomato juice but the picture is nearly convincing me to try.
Have a great time time with bro.

MelRoXx said...

Yummy! Another great recepie, I love it! x

Missy said...

This sounds perfect! I need two now!

One Sassy Girl said...

Ooh, looks delish! I've been struggling to love Bloody Mary's for years - wanting to be THAT girl and all. Recently, I had the first that when I finished, I wanted to order another. I'm so there.

BTW, if you have a sec stop back by this weekend. You beat me to it before I posted (the dog needed walking) but it's a good (and short) one today.

Rikkij said...

JM-I don't like tomato juice but wish I did whenever I see a BM. ~rick

♥Aubrey said...

I hope he has a wonderful birthday! Your cocktail/dinner party will be great...serve plenty of those yummy drinks :)

LifestyleBohemia said...

So different, sounds amazing. I will test this one out next time i have friends over. Thanks for the recipe!

JennyMac said...

LOL...I think this recipe is awesome. My husband just looked at it and said, "Leave the bloody mary alone, Martha."

Grand Pooba said...

I can't handle the spicy! However my husband would love this. In fact he's a little ornery right now, he definitley could use a cocktail! Or three.

zupu said...

I would try that one for sure! Great idea :)

Lisa and Laura said...

This sounds so wrong....but I bet it tastes so right.

The Savage said...

You are like a high dollar, food porn Martha Stewart but probably sooooooooooo much prettier....

cherie said...

looks very good to me! will serve for thanksgiving!

Constructive Attitude said...

I always wonder why its called bloody mary. But happy Birthday to your brother!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I once heard about a wheat beer that was infused with watermelon. I always wanted to try it, because I felt like, if there was a way to bottle "train wreck", that would be it.

But, now I can't. So, I won't get to try that.

The point here is that I think watermelon goes better in your mix than the one I described above.

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honeypiehorse said...

I don't know if I can get behind watermelon and tomato mixed together. . .

La La La Leah said...

wow..... this is up there with the Earl Gray Goose that my husband's friend is trying to prefect. I will keep you updated. Earl Gray flavored Vodka we will see. I do not like like tomatoes at all so maybe I will just throw some watermelon and vodka together and call it good.

Vivienne said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try this very soon.

ScrewedUp20Something said...

Sounds like an interesting combination, I'll have to give it a try sometime. I actually prefer the Caesar over the Bloody Mary, there's just something about Clamato juice that I can't get enough of it!

Kristin said...

Dude. You just made my day. I am all kinds of obsessed with bloody marys!