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Happy Hour: Bloody Mary

I love flavors like these, a blend of salty and sour ingredients and a little kick from spice. This is a great cocktail for a BBQ weekend especially now that the weather is warm. This particular recipe uses dashes of sriracha and wasabi, which gives it a completely different flavor profile that we definitely recommend you try out!  Because wasabi is a paste, we do advice that you mix it with a little of the tomato juice that goes into the recipe using a small whisk or a fork to blend it out, you don’t want blobs of it floating around your drink.  Or, you can just put all the ingredients into a blender to make sure it is well mixed, that’s how we did it.

Happy Hour: Bloody Mary

If you’re not a fan of wasabi you can leave it out, or you can use ¼ teaspoon instead of ½. I found it gives it a subtle flavor, it is not overpowering. If you don’t have sriracha at home, you can certainly replace it with dashes of Tabasco sauce.

It is important you get a tomato juice that you like, since it is the base for this drink.  We prefer to purchase the one that has a vegetable and clam juice blend, it seems to have a little more body and flavor.

Happy Hour: Bloody Mary

You can get creative with the garnishes too, using pickled onions instead of olives, or black olives instead of green ones. We’ve seen Bloody Mary’s with bacon as a garnish… yum!



Bloody Mary

Serves: 2
Recipe adapted from Bird and Cleaver

4 oz vodka
12-oz. tomato juice or V8
½ teaspoon wasabi paste
4-6 dashes sriracha (depending on your preference)
1-oz. fresh lime juice
6 dashes worcestershire sauce
3 pinches salt

  1. Combine all ingredients in pitcher.  Stir well to combine. As we mentioned in our description, we recommend you blend the wasabi with a little of the tomato juice separately, using a fork or small whisk, to dissolve it well and avoid lumps.  Then add it to the mix.
  2. Strain into a glass with ice and garnish with celery, cherry tomatoes and olives.

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Happy Hour: Bloody Mary

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