Basil Meets Mary Cocktail Recipe

Pete Capella
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Tomato juice and vodka might seem like a very odd combo, but then you add in the usual suspects like salt, pepper, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, olives, celery, and so forth, and it begins to sound like a Bloody Mary, which is a drink that you can’t turn down. But what if you are a Mediterraneanophile and love to put an Italian flare on everything? Well, good thing we’re here. From the Old World to your brunch table, the Basil Meets Mary is the perfect drink that’ll make your Nonna proud. 


Basil Meets Mary

1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka

3 oz Tomato Juice

.5 oz Lemon Juice

3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce

3 Fresh Basil Leaves

Salt and Pepper

Red Chili Flakes

Basil Leaf and Lemon Wheel for Garnish


Add all ingredients in a shaker. Salt, pepper and chili to taste. Shake and strain into an iced pint glass. Garnish with lemon wheel and fresh slapped basil leaf.



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