But not because of the soup....because I love gin..LOL
As a child my parents travelled abroad quite a lot. An as children often do - we always awaited their return. Not because we were such unusual children but mostly because they returned with wonderful gifts - a kimono from Japan, Benetton sweaters from Italy, chocolate from switzerland and so on.....The one year they went skiing they returned with the most wonderful recipe for an unusual soup. Bloody Mary Soup.
I assume that over the years I have changed the recipe as it was written on a piece of paper, in french. I do not speak or understand french so I pretty much went with my instincts.1 onion, chopped
2 leeks, washed thoroughly and thinly sliced
4-5 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
1 liter tomato juice
2-3 TBS olive oil
800 grams canned crushed tomatoes
1 liter water
1/2 liter half & half
1-2 cups gin
salt & pepper
Saute the onion and leeks in olive oil until tender. Add the carrots and saute a few minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato juice and water. Cook over medium heat approx. 30 minutes until the carrots are tender. Add salt and pepper. A few minutes before serving add the half & half. Continue cooking 5 minutes. Add the gin. Stir and serve.