#DOTW: Queen Mary

It’s time for a savory drink! As a devoted home cook, I love me a savory cocktail, and this one hits the spot. Bloody Marys are on top of my list of faves, if not only because you can have so many variations. This is obviously a royal example!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz of Tito’s Vodka (or quality vodka of your choice)
  • 3 cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz pickle juice
  • a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce
  • salt

In a cocktail shaker muddle 3 grape tomatoes to release the juices. Add ice, vodka, pickle juice, lemon juice and hot sauce. Shake well. Add salt (I prefer rock salt) to the rim of a martini glass, and strain contents into glass. Garnish with a grape tomato (slice it on the bottom).


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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