A fresh and zesty Gazpacho Bloody Mary Recipe that will have you sipping on the best ingredients the garden has to offer! This delicious brunch classic cocktail is ready in 7 minutes.
Gazpacho Bloody Mary
I love brunch! But I don’t love crowds. Enjoying a lazy meal and a Bloody Mary on a sunny Sunday with friends and family is one of my favorite experiences – and one I look forward to even more now that the weather is cooperating. But an epic brunch out, at least in NYC, seems to be contingent upon having perfect timing. Otherwise, your group of six just might be waiting an hour before being seated. Ugh! This has prompted me to invite people over to my place on the warm, spring weekends to whip up some quick chicken cordon bleu sandwiches, a warm broccoli and chickpea salad, some sweet apple turnovers and my new brunch favorite: the Gazpacho Bloody Mary.
We make a ton of gazpacho in Casa le Phelps. Aside from being super delicious and nutritious, it just happens to be one of the easiest recipes of all time to whip up. Everything goes in a food processor and gets blended until smooth. No cooking necessary! That’s the idea behind this gazpacho Bloody Mary. Everything (including vodka) goes into the blender. Voila… done. Most Bloody Mary recipes call for horseradish. While I love it, I left it out because I wanted this recipe to really stick to the flavor profile of a cleansing, garden-fresh gazpacho. Fresh tomatoes really do it for me, so I spend some time finding good quality tomatoes when I get the hankering to whip up a Bloody Mary. I use English cucumbers for this recipe because they have smaller seeds. Even though I cut the seeds out, there’s more cucumber left to toss in the food processor that way.
Aside from fresh veggies, I use both Sriracha and Tabasco for this gazpacho Bloody Mary recipe. Sriracha delivers sweetness with the heat. Tabasco has more of a vinegary element behind the fire. Both really lend their spiciness to a Bloody Mary in such distinct ways! A glass lined along the rim with celery salt is my favorite way to serve this delicious cocktail. Savory times ten!
Don’t get me wrong, I love meeting up for a great weekend meal in the city. But brunching at home means you’ll spend more time savoring your spicy, tart and veggie loaded cocktail in the warm, sunny breeze on the patio than waving your arms at your server, who just got seated with four new tables all at once, so you can order another Bloody Mary. I’ve just made up my mind that this weekend will include good friends, veggies and vodka (in the backyard). Sundays have never looked better!
Enjoy this Gazpacho Bloody Mary with these simple, delicious brunch recipes:
- Crustless Quiche with Cheese, Edamame and Sun Dried Tomatoes
- Portobello Mushrooms with Sauteed Spinach and Egg
- Salmon En Papillote
- Tamagoyaki – Japanese Omelette
- Thai Egg and Brussels Sprout Salad
Did you like this Gazpacho Bloody Mary Recipe? Are there changes you made that you would like to share? Share your tips and recommendations in the comments section below!