We gave the Bloody Mary -- that sultry brunch beauty -- a sleek makeover for summer, freshening up the familiar flavors in a lighter cocktail that's perfect for warm weather.
- Servings: 1
Photography: Marcus Nilsson
- Vodka, preferably Crop Tomato ($25, cropvodka.com)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Fresh basil sprigs
- Fresh pepper
Pour vodka a third of the way up an ice-filled highball glass. Squeeze a few cherry tomatoes over the ice, then drop them in. Top with seltzer, and tuck in some fresh basil sprigs (and grind in fresh pepper, if you want Mary to be a little spicy!).