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Bright, tangy, and a little bit spicy, these fresh cocktails are the perfect way to start the day after a long night out. Look for high quality produce, as this lovely beverage is perfect for showcasing the best the garden has to offer. When buying sweet peppers, choose that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

5 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Juice 1 tablespoon of juice from the lemon; set aside juice. Use the juiced lemon to rub the rim of a tall glass; dip rim into a shallow dish of celery salt. Fill the glass with ice.

  • In a sturdy glass or cocktail shaker, use a muddling tool or end of a wooden spoon to crush and stir cherry tomatoes, green and yellow peppers, hot pepper sauce, and reserved lemon juice. Add aquavit and ice; shake well. Strain into prepared glass and top with celery soda. Garnish with a thin slice of celery stalk. Makes 1 cocktail.


For a nonalcoholic cocktail, omit Aquavit. Add 1/2 cup Cel-Ray® soda to the cocktail shaker with ice. Stir, do not shake, and strain into prepared glass.


If you can't find the Cel-Ray® soda, substitute 1/3 cup of chilled ginger ale and 1/8 teaspoon crushed celery seed.

Nutrition Facts

156 calories; carbohydrates 15g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 4g; protein 1g; vitamin a 777.4IU; vitamin c 36.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 28.2mcg; sodium 239mg; potassium 325mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 0.5mg.