Gotham Mary Recipe

Staff Writer
Gotham Mary Recipe
Renaissance Hotels

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.  

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Ounces Prohibition Distillery Bootlegger 21 or another New York vodka
  • 1 Ounce spiced tomato water
  • 3 dashes The Bitter Truth celery bitters
  • Poppy and Sesame Seeds, mixed


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.  

Ham Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Ham Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.