Total Time
6hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs

I got this recipe from a Charleston Junior League cookbook. This is always a hit on the buffet at my Christmas party. Think of this appetizer as a very fresh bloody mary. (Cook time is time allowed for marination.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pierce the tomatoes a few times on the top (stem side).
  2. Place the tomatoes in a serving dish or bowl.
  3. Pour the vodka over the tomatoes.
  4. (Each tomato should be partially submerged in the vodka. Depending on the serving bowl, you may need to use more than 1 cup.) Allow to marinate for at least 6 hours.
  5. In a small bowl combine the celery salt and lemon pepper seasoning, mixing well.
  6. Place the bowl of seasoning next to the bowl of tomatoes along with a small container of toothpicks.
  7. Guests are to spear a tomato with a toothpick and then dip it in the seasoning mixture.


Most Helpful

These are one of my standards. They are a hit wherever they go; and are a nice light appetizer in the summer months. I use grape tomatoes and more vodka. The biggest problem I have is keeping the kids away!

Robs415 October 22, 2008

I had high hopes for these, based on the reviews, so I made them for a Christmas Eve brunch. Maybe I didn't pierce the tomatoes deeply enough, but I felt as though they hadn't soaked up any of the vodka, even though I had marinated them overnight. They didn't taste bad, but they didn't get rave reviews either - mostly people said that it was an "interesting idea". I might try these again, but I'll be bringing a second dish just in case.

SkinsFan April 01, 2008

These are GREAT. My DH made these one day to have something for a snack. I will be making these to serve at parties. Thank you, for this easy yummy recipe.

Barb G. September 10, 2006

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