Tournament Greens Bloody Mary

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Serves: 1
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2 tablespoons nuoc nam
1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
1 ounces vodka
3 sprigs creasy greens -- slivered
1 stalk celery
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup V-8 vegetable juice, or tomato juice
1 medium quartered lime

Preparation / Directions:

I call this "Tournament Greens Bloody Mary" because the creasy greens start to grow big enough to harvest right around the time of the ACC and NCAA basketball tournaments. First, combine the nuoc nam, garlic, and chile flakes to make nuoc cham (a Vietnamese dipping sauce). Take creasy greens, place in food processor, and finely sliver. Put shot of vodka into a chilled glass, add nuoc cham, slivered greens, Worcestershire sauce, and V-8 or tomato juice. Squeeze quartered lime slightly into the glass, then place firmly on edge of glass. If you don't have creasy greens (barbarea verna), substitute watercress

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