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Smoked Caprese Virgin Bloody Mary

Tall, savory, and delicious. Taking the classic combination of tomato, basil, and mozzarella and using the Woodcreek 4-in-1 pellet grill to dial it up a notch - introduce smoky flavors and make an unforgettable Bloody Mary for your friends. A recipe from the Sizzle & Smoke Backyard BBQ recipe series on the Cuisinart Woodcreek 4-in-1 Pellet Grill with Full Heart Hospitality, featuring Chef Matt Jennings and Mixologist Silas Axtell.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz can Whole Peeled Tomato
  • 29 fluid ounces tomato juice
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 fluid ounces fresh lemon Juice
  • 5-10 leaves of fresh basil
  • 1 cup English cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar

Garnish

  • 1-pint cherry Tomatoes
  • 1-pint small mozzarella balls
  • ½ cup basil leaves
    * Your favorite seasoned salt to rim the glass if you like it extra salty!

Nutritional information

Makes about 4 drinks

Instructions

In a blender:

Combine all the virgin bloody ingredients in a blender and blend until just smooth.

To Present:

Prepare garnish ahead of time by skewering cherry tomato, small mozzarella ball, and basil on a bamboo skewer, or large toothpick. Keep skewers covered in the refrigerator, remove and drizzle balsamic on top before using them to garnish the drink. Fill a glass with ice and pour the bloody mix over it, lay the skewer on top. Be prepared to refill the glass.