From Faith: When I asked our new contributor, Connecticut bartender Anthony DeSerio, to come up with a healthy, low-cal cocktail that wouldn’t cost a fortune, he knew just what to do. I love his Bloody Healthy Mary Martini because it’s a riff on an Italian Caprese Salad. How did he come up with it?
“If you want to be calorie-friendly, juices are the way to go, especially paired with vodkas and gins,” Anthony explained. “While I was bartending in a Hartford restaurant at brunch, a customer wanted something light and wondered if it was possible to make a Bloody Mary Martini. That’s when I noticed he had ordered the Caprese Salad, so I used that as a reference to create this Bloody Healthy Mary Martini, which I affectionately refer to as Caprese Be with You.”
You can use gin or vodka, and if you’re having a really good time, you can stuff some green olives with skim mozzarella cheese, as Anthony does. Terrific job, Anthony.
(Anthony DeSerio, a regular Food Schmooze® (r) listener, is an award-winning bartender, and member of the U.S. Bartenders Guild in Connecticut.)