Our version of a Bloody Mary is so fresh and veggie-packed it could almost pass as a health drink (almost).
This is Potato Head’s own tricked-up Bloody Mary. “We take the opportunity to use a lot of ingredients from our farm in this drink,” says head mixologist Hary Wahyudi. It’s named after the man who grows our produce, Mr Bom Bom, in the farm in the hills of Bedugul.
Start the process a day ahead if you’re going to experiment with citrus husk vodka. If not, the straight stuff tastes great, too.
Here’s the recipe:
120 ml fresh tomato juice
30 ml fresh celery juice
30 ml fresh cucumber juice
30 ml red pepper juice
15 ml lemon juice
4 kemangi basil leaves
3 dill sprigs
1 thyme stem
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
30 ml Tabasco or Sambal ABC
45 ml regular vodka or citrus husk vodka (recipe below)
30 ml tamarind cordial (recipe below)
To make tamarind cordial
2-3 tbsp tamarind paste (50 g)
500ml filtered water
1 ½ cups cane sugar
1 tsp citric acid
Boil tamarind paste for 15 minutes on a low heat. Once the paste has dissolved, strain and combine with cane sugar and citric acid. Stir until fully dissolved. Cool and bottle.
To make citrus husk vodka
1 bottle of regular vodka
5 pcs squeezed lemon wedges (save your kitchen leftovers to make it zero-waste)
Combine vodka and lemon wedges in a jar. Allow to infuse for 24 hours at room temperature. Strain, bottle, keep in the fridge.
Chilli salt (This is used on the rim of the glass for extra punch and flavour).
Blend or crush 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp of chilli flakes and ½ tsp black peppercorns until even and well combined. Keep dry.
To make our Bom Bom Mary
Dip the rim of a highball glass in the chilli salt mix and set aside. Next, blend all ingredients together and strain into the glass. Serve with ice and garnish with cherry tomatoes on a skewer or just on the rim of the glass. We like to finish with a sprig of fennel flower on top for fragrance, or if you like use a fresh celery stalk instead. Enjoy.
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Here’s how some of our friends in Bali are creating brightness on the island, and how you can support;
One of the OGs of Bali’s organic fruit and vegetable movement, Temuku grows and delivers fresh produce grown in the pristine hills of West Bali. They also make sourdough, kefir and immunity-boosting black garlic.
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