Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wasabi Bloody Mary

How do you like your bloody mary - Hot, spicy, and sure to clear your sinuses?

Always looking for new ways to spice up brunch cocktails I decided to stray away from my more classic bloody mary recipe and try something new and it turned out great!


Yield: 1 pitcher of Bloody Mary Mix, serves 6-8

For the Mix:

1 bottle Tomato Juice
2-4 tablespoons Wasabi Powder
2 tablespoons Worcester Sauce
1 tablespoon Tabasco Sauce
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Olive Brine
Salt & Pepper to taste

For Garnish:

2-3 Starfruit, sliced
Queen Green Olives stuffed with Pimento
Bamboo skewers
2 tablespoons Wasabi Powder
2+ tablespoons Sesame Seeds
1 tablespoon Sea Salt
dash of Pepper
Lime wedges


Cocktail Prep:

Fill your serving pitcher about 3/4 full with tomato juice. Add wasabi, worcester, tabasco, lemon juice, olive brine, salt and pepper. Stir very well. Taste and adjust to your liking. Top off with remaining tomato juice, stir again. I put 4 tablespoons of the wasabi in the mix and it was QUITE SPICY - even for the wasabi lovers, I would start with 2 or 3 tablespoons and add more if you wish.

Thread starfruit and olives onto bamboo skewers. I trimmed my skewers by about 1 1/2 inches so that they would fit nicely in the mason jars I served these cocktails with.

On a small plate mix together 2 tablespoons wasabi powder, sesame seeds, sea salt and pepper. All guests to "rim" their own glasses with this mixture if they'd like! Rub rim of glass with lime wedge and then dip into plate of wasabi powder mixture. 

I always leave out extra "fixins" for people to add to their drink like extra Wasabi Powder, Worcester Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, Sriracha, olives, pickled okra, etc. This mix was so delicious and powerful that I didn't see anyone make any additions! 

To Assemble Drink:

1.) Rim serving glass with lime wedge and wasabi powder mixture.
2.) Place a few ice cubes in glass
3.) Add 1-2 shots of Vodka (or not for a "virgin" cocktail)
4.) Top with Wasabi Bloody Mary Mix
5.) Garnish with starfruit skewer, celery and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. 


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