2 pounds ripe tomatoes, washed, cored and roughly cubed (900 g)

1 cup tomato puree (250 ml)

1 large shallot, peeled and roughly cut

2 stalks of celery, roughly cut

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (15 ml)

2 tablespoons finely grated fresh horseradish (30 ml)

1 teaspoon sugar (5 ml)

1 teaspoon Worcestershire (5 ml)

½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce (2 ml)

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 cup vodka (250 ml)


1. Place a serving pitcher and glasses in the freezer to chill 1 hour before preparing the Bloody Marys.

2. Combine tomatoes, tomato puree, shallot, celery, lime juice, horseradish, sugar, Worchestershire and Tabasco in a blender or food processor and process to a smooth puree.

3. Taste for seasoning and adjust according to taste.

4. Add the vodka and pulse the mixture to combine.

5. Pour into the chilled pitcher and serve.

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