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Absolute Pepper Gazpacho
Makes 1/2 Gallon
*6 vine ripened tomatoes, peeled and seeded
*1/2 cup seedless cucumber, peeled
*1/2 cup or 1 red pepper, seeded and cored
*1/2 cup or 1 yellow pepper, seeded and cored
*1/2 cup or 1 green pepper, seeded and cored
*2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
*2 celery ribs, peeled
*1 small red onion, peeled
*3 cloves garlic, minced
*2 cups V-8 brand juice
*2 ounces tarragon wine vinegar
*1/2 cup Absolut brand vodka (or to taste)
*1 tablespoon cilantro, cleaned and chopped
*1 lemon, zested and juiced
*1 lime, zested and juiced
*2 tablespoons kosher salt
1Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Adjust seasoning and flavor with salt, pepper, vodka or vinegar.
  • Alternately, you can cut all the vegetables to a small dice and add to liquids.
  • Prepare a day in advance and refrigerate so the flavors have time to blend.
  • Source
    Executive Chef George Bargisen, Trillium bis at The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, New York