Shochu Bloody Mary With Wasabi and Pickled Ginger Recipe

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Wasabi powder, togarashi, and sake give this Bloody Mary its Japanese flavor. Vicky Wasik

Sake and shochu combine in this Japanese twist on the Bloody Mary. Pungent powdered wasabi offers a spicy bite, while sweet and garlicky teriyaki sauce rounds things out. Garnished with pickled ginger and a togarashi rim, it's a savory, bright way to kick off brunch.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups (720ml) tomato juice or V8

  • 1 1/2 cups (360ml) shochu

  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) sake

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) teriyaki sauce

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) pickled-ginger brine

  • 2 tablespoons (30g) miso paste

  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) lime juice from 1 lime

  • 2 teaspoons wasabi powder, plus more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons togarashi, divided

  • 1/4 cup (48g) kosher salt

  • 6 lime wedges from 1 lime

  • 12 pieces pickled ginger

Directions

  1. In a large pitcher, combine tomato juice, shochu, sake, teriyaki sauce, ginger brine, miso paste, lime juice, wasabi powder, and 1 tablespoon togarashi. Stir well until miso paste is fully dissolved.

  2. On a small plate, combine salt and 1 tablespoon togarashi. Run a lime wedge around the rim of 6 tall beer or Collins glasses and coat edge with salt/togarashi mixture. Place a lime wedge on the edge of each glass and fill with ice.

  3. Pour cocktail into glasses and garnish each one with a cocktail skewer threaded with 2 pieces of pickled ginger.

Special Equipment

6 cocktail skewers

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
141 Calories
1g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1009mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 91mg 455%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 339mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)