Roman Bloody Mary Mix

Roman Bloody Mary Mix
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Photo Modified: Flickr/ Karyn Christner

Sometimes there’s a fine line between genius and insanity, and celebrity chef Chris Cosentino walks that fine line with his Roman Mary. This mix is the base for Chris Cosentino's famed Bloody Mary verison. 

Ingredients

3 lb Heirloom tomatoes, cored and chopped coarsely

1 tbsp Salt-packed capers, rinsed and chopped

2 Red Fresno chilies, seeded and chopped

1 Shallot, finely diced

2 tbsp Chopped pickled peppers (preferably Mama Lil’s)

2 tsp Asian fish sauce (preferably Red Boat)

1 tsp Cabernet vinegar

1 tsp Ground Aleppo pepper

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Pass the tomatoes through a food mill set over a bowl and fitted with the fine grinding wheel. Add the capers, chilies, shallot, peppers, fish sauce, vinegar, and Aleppo pepper, and stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley.

Bloody Mary Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Bloody Mary Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.