Isle of Wight Warm Bloody Mary

30 Minutes Serves 4 Vegetarian

500ml Isle of Wight Tomato juice 500g Isle of Wight cherry vine tomatoes 200ml vegetable stock 4 sticks celery, 2 chopped, 2 to serve 2 tsp sugar 1 lemon, zest and juice Salt 200ml vodka 2 tsp Tabasco sauce


Bring the tomato juice, cherry tomatoes, stock, chopped celery and sugar to the boil in a pan, then simmer over a low heat for approximately 10 mins. Remove the celery and blend the mixture until smooth in a food processor or using a stick blender. Pass the tomato mixture through a sieve and return to a low heat.

Pour 1tbsp lemon juice onto a plate and the salt onto a second plate. First dip the rim of the glasses into the lemon juice, then into the salt.

Stir the vodka, lemon zest, remaining lemon juice and Tabasco into the warm tomato mixture. Pour into glasses and add the reserved celery sticks.