Recipes

John Cusimano's Crabby Mary

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, October 30, 2015

Aired October 30, 2015

Serves 1 to 2 quarts mix
Ingredients

1 bottle (1 to 2 quarts) tomato or spicy vegetable juice
3 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish
1 teaspoon celery salt
2 ounces aged balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 bunch (around 8 leaves) fresh basil
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon (or to taste) Calabrian chili paste

Vodka, to serve
Bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella balls), to garnish
Fresh crab claw, to garnish
 

Preparation

Pour tomato juice into a pitcher.

Muddle the horseradish, celery salt, balsamic vinegar and pepper at the bottom of a sealable pitcher or container. Add basil and muddle again. Add the remaining ingredients, shake well and strain into the pitcher to serve.

To serve, pour 1 1/2 ounces of vodka into an ice-filled rocks glass. Fill with tomato mixture, stir gently and garnish with a fresh basil sprig and a bocconcini on a spear and a fresh crab claw.
 

Make a pitcher of this mix ahead of time and you can add the vodka by the glass when you serve.