“If you’re someone who appreciates Bloody Marys, a new culinary challenge, and/or female-driven comedy series, we’ve got a few treats for you. HEIRLOOM is a new short form romantic comedy series by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC’s This Is Us, Switched at Birth) about a young actress who rediscovers herself after inheriting a small plot farm in Sonoma, California.
Lucky for us, the show’s creator and star, Paten Hughes, agreed to share her Great Aunt Ada Claire’s Bloody Mary mix recipe exclusively with Glamour. Hughes updated the family recipe with a new flourish: heirloom tomatoes from her own garden in Sonoma, California—the very garden that helped inspire the series.
HEIRLOOM’s Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary Mix
Ingredients (in order of use):
2 dozen medium-sized heirloom tomatoes (cubed)
2 stalks of celery (with leaves)
1 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, cut
1 tsp oregano
2 Tbsp salt
3 parsley stalks
1 tsp basil
5 whole cloves
2 Tbsp raw sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp celery salt
1/4 cup Worcestershire
1 tsp Sriracha
2 tsp Horseradish
- Simmer the tomatoes in their own juice for 15 minutes in a large saucepan
- Add celery, onion, carrots, oregano, salt, parsley, basil, and cloves
- Simmer for 20 minutes or until the carrots are soft. Blend everything in a food processor (in batches if yours is small); strain twice through a fine strainer or cheese cloth, pressing the vegetables gently.
- Add the mixture back into the saucepan and stir in the remaining ingredients: raw sugar, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, celery salt, Worchestershire, Sriracha, and horseradish
- Heat the mixture just until it starts to boil. Take it off the heat, allow it to cool, and serve with your favorite vodka or store in mason jars to enjoy over the holidays.
The garnish is almost the best part. Get creative! The possibilities are literally endless, but we always—at baseline—add a celery stalk (for stirring/snacking) and stuffed olives and a lemon wedge on a cocktail pick. If you’re feeling really adventurous, go for bacon, shrimp, and/or an oyster on a half shell.”
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To view the entire Heirloom web series, check it out here.