Basil Mary

Basil Mary

You'll love the fresh basil flavor in this classic cocktail. We liked it without vodka, but if you prefer a spirited version, add 3 cups chilled vodka to the pitcher before serving.

Oxmoor House MAY 2008

  • Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Prep time: 14 Minutes


  • 8 cups low-sodium tomato juice
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • Garnish: fresh basil


Place 1 cup tomato juice and 1 cup basil in a blender, and pulse until basil is pureed. Add lemon juice and next 4 ingredients. Add remaining tomato juice as needed to fill blender, and pulse to blend. Pour mixture into a serving pitcher; stir in remaining tomato juice.

Fill glasses half-full with crushed ice. Pour drink to fill glasses. Garnish, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 31
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.7g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 133mg
  • Calcium: 20mg

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