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Native Bush Tomato & Pepperberry Bloody Mary with Saltbush Citrus Rim

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As you know, we love taking traditional recipes and dressing them up with a little bit of Australian native inspiration. Which is exactly what we’ve done with this Bloody Mary recipe by adding our ground native Bush Tomato and Mountain Pepperberry to the mix and a Saltbush Citrus Rim. This is the perfect cocktail starter for your next boozy weekend brunch or a morning after cure, that can be easily adapted to a non-alcoholic, nutritious breakfast.

Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2

Ingredients:

Native Bloody Mary
1/2 lemon
1/2 lime
60 mls Vodka
450 mls Tomato juice
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 tsp Bush Tomato, ground
1 tsp Mountain Pepperberry, ground                                                                                                       1 tsp Prepared horseradish
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
pinch sea salt (or two)
pinch smoked paprika
1 cup ice cubes
Saltbush Citrus Rim
1/4 tsp Old Man Saltbush
1/4 tsp Bush Tomato, ground                                                                                                                   1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
finely grated rind of 1 lime
1 lime wedge

To serve
Garnish with cooked strips of bacon, green pitted olives, cocktail gherkins, lime wedges, celery stalks (leaves on) and parsley sprigs, toothpicks.

Method:

1. Start by preparing the rim of the glasses by combining TASC Old Man Saltbush, Bush
Tomato, sea salt and lime rind on a small plate. Rub the juicy side of 1 lime wedge around the rim of your glasses and roll the outer edge of the glasses in the Saltbush Citrus mix, until well coated.

2. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and lime halves into a shaker or jug and drop the squeezed halves into the sharker or jug. Add the remaining Native Bloody Mary ingredients, including 1 cup of ice and shake or whisk gently.
To serve: fill the glasses with ice cubes and strain the Bloody Mary mixture into prepared glasses. Garnish with speared green olives, gherkins and bacon, lime wedges, celery stalks and parsley sprigs

Tips:
Replace 60 mls of vodka with a little extra freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice to create a non-alcoholic, nutritious breakfast.

Recipe @jules_mckie for The Australian Superfood Co. Styling & photography @jules_mckie

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