Whole food recipes, 260pp.
by Vita-Mix Corporation
Vita-Mix, Cleveland, 2003
Cooking on page 32
My sister, Susan, has had her Vita-Mix blender for six years. She uses the machine a lot, but can’t remember whether she’s ever used this cookbook. And she’s almost positive she’s never used it to make a bloody mary.
After we spent a few days chasing a six-year-old and a super-energetic toddler, the makings for a stiff drink seemed a perfect choice. Thank you page 32.
Bloody Mary mix
1 cup (240 ml) canned tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon lime juice or 1/4 lime, peeled
1/2 rib celery
dash black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
dash Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup (120 ml) ice cubes
Place all ingredients in Vita-Mix container in order listed. Secure 2-part lid. Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10, then to HIGH. Run for 1 minute or until smooth. Serve immediately.
How it played out
Made a triple batch. Very easy to make and certainly a whiz in a heavy duty Vita-Mix. That said, I’m sure any old blender or food processor would do the job, but it might take longer.
Whaddya mean—serve immediately? Surely not until you’ve added the vodka and a few celery sticks as stirrers, which is exactly what we did. It needed a dash or two of salt too.
I’m in Colombia now and a Bloody Mary would be just the thing. Guess I’ll have to settle for a margarita or a daiquiri. 🙂