Kamm & Sons Sunshine Mary

Kamm & Sons

All tomatoes are red right?

Well, not so much. You probably knew that they also exist in green and yellow and probably just about every shade in between.

The reason why I’m talking about tomatoes on a drinks website is because Alex Kammerling has put his fortifying ginseng spirit Kamm & Sons into a new cocktail – the Sunshine Mary.

Instead of the deep salmon red of your average tomato, Kammerling has used a vibrant yellow tomato juice from the Isle of Wight. Throw in a whole bunch of salt, pepper, celery salt and of course Kamm & Sons and you have yourself a Sunshine Mary.

Delicious stuff for a brunch.

Here’s the recipe (but the word on the street is that Kammerling has bought the whole of this year’s production of this sunshine tomato juice):

Kamm & Sons

Sunshine Mary 

  • Serve: Highball.
  • Method: Build over ice and stir in the glass, or mix a larger quantity in a jug.
  • Garnish: A fine sliver of yellow capsicum pepper or yellow tomato.


  • 35ml Kamm & Sons
  • 150ml yellow tomato juice
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice
  • 6 dashes green Tabasco
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Pinch of celery salt
  • Touch of horseradish

Kamm & Sons hosted an event to introduce their new cocktail. In Pursuit of Food was a guest at the event. You can find out more in our Editorial Policy.

Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.

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