Jan. 1, New Year's Day, is also National Bloody Mary Day — for obvious reasons. However, the taste (and need) for the spicy tomato drink lasts throughout the month . . . we haven't even got to Australia Day yet!
For this reason, and because they're delicious, you need to know the recipe. This is Sydney restaurant Saké's hot take on the classic.
- 60ml shoju (alternatively use vodka)
120ml tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated wasabi or 1 teaspoon wasabi paste
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
Juice of half large lime
Celery stalk, tomato, lime, or cucumber spear for garnish
1. Combine all ingredients except garnish in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake to combine.
2. Strain over fresh ice into a glass and garnish with assorted veggies.