Summer brunch? Impress guests with your ingenuity by substituting this gin and tomato juice highball for your standard Bloody Mary. I tried this last night, and it may be my new favorite drink. Unlike vodka, which is relatively tasteless and just sort of blends into the tomato juice, the sweetness of gin actually complements it. So good and healthy tasting, you’ll have to remind yourself there’s actually alcohol involved…
2 oz gin
4 oz tomato juice
3 drops vanilla extract
juice from ½ lime
1 teaspoon olive juice
dash of cayenne pepper (or a splash of hot sauce)
Add ingredients together and stir.