Take advantage of juicy summer tomatoes.

F&W Editors
August 13, 2016

This classic brunch cocktail is even better with fresh summer tomatoes. Here, five amazing versions to make now. 

1. Fresh-Squeezed Heirloom Bloody Mary

For this refreshing Bloody Mary recipe, make sure you are using the freshest possible tomatoes, as it will make all the difference in the texture and final flavor. 

2. Aquavit and Fresh Tomato Bloody Mary

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To get the richest flavor for your Bloody Mary mix, use superripe, heavy red tomatoes. If you can't find adequate vine-ripened tomatoes, use red cherry tomatoes in their place.

3. Tomato Water Bloody Marys

Chef Gavin Kaysen makes an especially light and refreshing version by using fresh tomato water. 

4. Fresh Tomato Bloody Marys

The ingredients for Andreas Viestad's fiery Bloody Mary all come from his garden. Like a classic Bloody Mary made with tomato juice, it's a delicious brunch cocktail--with or without vodka.

5. Aviary's Bloody Mary 

This deconstructed Bloody Mary can be made year-round with bottled tomato juice, but Craig Schoettler prefers using fresh, ripe tomatoes in the summer. As the colorful ice cubes melt in the cocktail, they slowly season the drink: The green cubes are made with celery, the black ones use Worcestershire sauce and the red cubes get their color and flavor from Fresno chiles.