Fresh Bloody Mary

Christina Schmidhofer
Kellogg's Breakfast: Take a look at the OJ-colored flesh and juice, and you'll know where the name comes from. The 1-pound beefsteak has lots of juice and few seeds, which makes it perfect for squeezing. Bright and tart, it might even inspire you to change your breakfast routine.

Yield:

Makes 1 generous or 2 smaller servings

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Ingredients

1/2 pound ripe Kellogg's Breakfast or similar tomatoes
1/4 cup gin or vodka
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon celery seed
hot sauce (to taste)
celery stick (optional)
green onion (optional)
fresh-ground pepper

Preparation

Cut about 1/2 pound ripe Kellogg's Breakfast or similar tomatoes in half crosswise. Press tomatoes, cut side down, through a colander or a coarse wire sieve set over a bowl to collect juice (you'll need about 3/4 cup); discard skin. Mix the 3/4 cup tomato juice, 1/4 cup gin or vodka, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, about 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste), a pinch to 1/8 teaspoon celery seed, and hot sauce to taste. Pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with a celery stick or green onion. Sprinkle with fresh-ground pepper.

Note:

September 2005