Bloody Mary bruschetta

Inspired by the classic cocktail, vodka-soused tomatoes make a tasty twist on this simple brunch recipe

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes + marinating
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes + marinating

Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 tbsp vodka
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp Tabasco
1 tsp celery salt, plus extra to serve
½ tsp caster sugar
700g tomatoes, coarsely chopped, seeds removed
1 stick celery, finely diced
1 shallot, finely chopped
½ ciabatta loaf, cut into 12 thin slices
Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
 

Method

1. Combine the vodka, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, celery salt, sugar and some freshly ground black pepper in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, celery and shallot to the bowl and mix to combine. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature.

2. Meanwhile, preheat a griddle over a high heat. Lightly drizzle the bread on both sides with oil. Cook for 1–2 minutes each side until toasted.

3. Divide the tomato mixture among 4 tall glasses. Serve sprinkled with celery salt and black pepper, ready to spoon onto the toast.