Summer Granita Bloody Mary

Ingredients

2-1/2 lbs ripe Tolstoi tomatoes or other red juicy tomatoes
           (about 8 medium), cored, seeded, chopped
 2-1/2 oz tomato juice
1/4 cup (packed) torn fresh basil leaves     
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp horseradish
1 tsp (scant) hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp coarse salt   
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
6 Tbsp vodka (preferably Stolichnaya)
1 jar Sable & Rosenfeld Tipsy Cocktail Stirrers - Garlic & Dill

Preparation

Combine first 8 ingredients in processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer to large glass baking dish. Freeze until starting to set around edges, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour.
Continue to freeze, without stirring, until firm, about 2 more hours. 
Cover and keep frozen.  

Remove granita from freezer; let stand until soft enough to scrape with fork, 20 to 30 minutes. Using fork, scrape granita, forming flakes. 

Divide among 6 glasses. Pour 1 Tbsp vodka over each. Sprinkle each with chopped celery leaves and garnish with Sable & Rosenfeld's Tipsy Cocktail Stirrers.  

Serves 6.

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Summer Granita Bloody Mary

2-1/2 lbs ripe Tolstoi tomatoes or other red juicy tomatoes
           (about 8 medium), cored, seeded, chopped
 2-1/2 oz tomato juice
1/4 cup (packed) torn fresh basil leaves     
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp horseradish
1 tsp (scant) hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp coarse salt   
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
6 Tbsp vodka (preferably Stolichnaya)
1 jar Sable & Rosenfeld Tipsy Cocktail Stirrers - Garlic & Dill

Preparation

Combine first 8 ingredients in processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer to large glass baking dish. Freeze until starting to set around edges, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour.
Continue to freeze, without stirring, until firm, about 2 more hours. 
Cover and keep frozen.  

Remove granita from freezer; let stand until soft enough to scrape with fork, 20 to 30 minutes. Using fork, scrape granita, forming flakes. 

Divide among 6 glasses. Pour 1 Tbsp vodka over each. Sprinkle each with chopped celery leaves and garnish with Sable & Rosenfeld's Tipsy Cocktail Stirrers.  

Serves 6.