Day 124: Jealous Marys ♥ | A Veggie Venture: Day 124: Jealous Marys ♥

Day 124: Jealous Marys ♥

Jealous Marys, another creative vegetable recipe ♥ A Veggie Venture
graphic button small size size 10 A low-cal, low-sugar cocktail, perfect for sipping poolside during hot summer afternoons. Low Carb. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free. graphic button small size size 10

~recipe updated, first published way back in 2005~
~more recently updated recipes~

Lovely color, yes? And it tastes great, too, perfect for a small soirée on the patio in real life. It's a cucumber rendition of a tomato bloody mary, puréed in a blender then strained, at my house in a [tool whose name I can't remember but will insert later, that would be a chinois] that lives in the basement until moments just like this.

And this is my first-ever contribution to a virtual blog party, where food bloggers from all over the world will make and post cocktail food and drinks. Check The Happy Sorceress for a recap!

PERSONAL NOTE See those big male hands? :-) Here's who that is, The Man With the Hands (I Married Him!)!

RECIPE for JEALOUS MARYS

Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Time to table: 15 minutes
Makes 1-1/4 cups, about 2 servings

1 English cucumber (about 250g), chopped
1/4 cup (35g) chopped celery
juice from a lemon, about 2 tablespoons
1/2 tablespoon bottled horseradish
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Bit of ground pepper
Drop or two of Tabasco
2 shots vodka
Ice, for serving
Celery sticks, preferably with leaves, for serving

Collect all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth, let run for 2-3 minutes, really chopping it all up. Force through a fine-mesh strainer, then discard the solids. Serve over ice in small glasses with celery sticks.



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SEASONAL EATING: THIS SAME WEEK ACROSS THE YEARS

Cucumber Salad with Lime & Fresh Mint Jealous Marys Honey-Pepper Beets Mustard Beets Beets with Caraway Chiogga Beets with Horseradish Cream Cucumber Lemonade (<< so refreshing!) Kellogg’s Breakfast Tomatoes (<< named for moi?!) Cream of Zucchini Soup (<< works with "giant" zucchini!) Fresh Three-Bean Salad Homemade Zucchini Relish (<< works with "giant" zucchini!) Jerusalem Salad Grilled Pepper & Tomato Salad Never Take a Good Tomato for Granted: Twelve Favorite Tomato Recipes Tomato Smoothie Watermelon & Celery Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the
famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.

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5 comments:

Alanna...thanks! We're woefully behind on the drinks, so this will be a great addition.

Welcome to the party!

Hi Alanna! Just found your blog through the round-up and I love it! All of your veggie dishes are so inspirational, I'll definitely have to try some of them!

What do you think is the maximum time you could make this ahead? I make food to take to my sister's house every Sunday, and I like to do things a little bit ahead of time when possible.

Anonymous, I think a couple of hours wouldn't hurt but if it were me, I would do all the prep ahead of time, carry that to your sister's, then blitz in the blender right on the spot. It'd FEEL like a party too!

Thanks for the advice, Alanna. I love your site! Great recipes!

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Thank you for taking a moment to write! I read each and every comment, for each and every recipe, whether a current recipe or a long-ago favorite. If you have a specific question, it's nearly always answered quick-quick. ~ Alanna