Starting with New York, we wanted to take the flavors of the iconic breakfast Manhattan bagel and elevate the ingredients of a Bloody Mary to be classy and sophisticated in this cosmopolitan city.
In a mixing glass, add vodka, spiced tomato water, and bitters. Add ice to mixing glass and stir until chilled. Garnish ½ of martini glass with a mixture of Poppy and Sesame seeds. Strain cocktail into Martini glass and serve.
Spiced Tomato Water - Core and quarter 4lbs. ripe red tomatoes. Toss tomatoes with kosher salt. Process the tomatoes, 1 small white onion (chopped), and 4 garlic cloves in a food processor to create a rough puree. Wrap a large strainer in cheesecloth and add tomato puree. Refrigerated, let mixture strain. This is a slow process and may take up to 24 hours.