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Dec 29, 2019

Wasabi Mary {Spicy Bloody Mary}

This Wasabi Mary is a fun twist on the traditional Bloody Mary. This cocktail is full of spices, and the tomato juice is enhanced with lots of surprise ingredients.

Wasabi bloody Mary

This Wasabi Bloody Mary is full of complex flavors. The juice is enhanced with lots of unexpected ingredients, including red wine!

This is a very spicy bloody Mary. For those who are more sensitive to chiles, you can fill up their glass half way with the bloody Mary mix, and top it off with some extra tomato juice.

You could also set up a Bloody Mary bar and set out various types of mixes depending on peoples' tastes. You could also set out some gin for a British Mary.

Wasabi Mary {Spicy Bloody Mary}

Essential ingredients for this Wasabi Bloody Mary:

  • Granulated garlic
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Celery salt
  • Kosher salt
  • Horseradish
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive juice: This is the liquid in a jar of cocktail olives. 
  • Red wine: I used pinot noir, but your favorite red wine will do. 
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tomato juice: You can also use V-8. 
  • Habanero hot sauce: I found a bottle at Trader Joe's. If you can't find a bottle that is specifically habanero, any hot sauce that is labeled "hot" will do. 
  • Prepared Wasabi: I found tubes of prepared wasabi in the sushi section of my grocery store. 

Long list, right? So many flavors!

While I used plain vodka, you can also make your own jalapeño or Thai chile vodka to make this Bloody Mary even more spicy.

For the garnish, you will need lime slices, Persian cucumber slices, stuffed martini olives, and pickles. Pickled string beans would also be delicious here.

To rim the glass, you will need some kosher salt.

How to Make a Wasabi Mary:

First, mix all of the ingredients (except the vodka) together, cover, and refrigerate the mixture until ready to serve. 

To prepare the Wasabi Mary, rim the edge of the glass with kosher salt by coating the rim with lime or lemon juice and then turning the glass rim in some kosher salt to coat. 

Finally, fill the glass with ice, 2 ounces of vodka, and the Bloody Mary mix. Top the glass with the garnishes and serve.

What to do with Leftovers:

You can make the Bloody Mary mix in advance and keep it refrigerated for up to four days. If you have any of the mix leftover, store it in a covered container in the refrigerator.

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Wasabi Mary Recipe:

This Wasabi Mary cocktail is perfect for any Sunday brunch. If you try it, I'd love your feedback! 

This Wasabi Mary is a fun twist on the traditional Bloody Mary. This cocktail is full of spices, and the tomato juice is enhanced with lots of surprise ingredients.

Wasabi Mary Recipe

Wasabi Mary Recipe
Yield: 4 cocktails
This Wasabi Mary is a fun and spicy twist on the traditional Bloody Mary. This cocktail is full of spices, and the tomato juice is enhanced with lots of surprise ingredients.


  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/4 cups tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon habanero hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared wasabi
  • Lime or lemon slices and kosher salt for rimming the highball glass.
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 Persian cucumber, sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 8 martini olives
  • Dill pickle slices and/or pickled green beans


How to cook Wasabi Mary Recipe

  1. Stir together the garlic, black pepper, celery salt, salt, horseradish, lemon juice, olive juice, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice, habanero sauce, and prepared wasabi. 
  2. Rub a slice of lime around the rims of four highball glasses and dip the rims into kosher salt to coat. 
  3. Fill the glasses with ice. 
  4. Add 2 ounces of vodka to each glass and divide the tomato juice mixture among the glasses. 
  5. Garnish with the cucumber and lime slices, the olives, and pickles. 
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This recipe was adapted from the very cool cookbook, The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas. It was written by Eric Silverstein. His story, as described in the book, is compelling and the food is amazing. 

In his version of this cocktail, he makes his own Thai chile and Thai basil vodka, as well as Japanese Sesame pickles. 

Would you like to comment?

  1. I have never had a Bloody Mary with red wine, but it sounds like a marvelous addition, along with the wasabi. And I just remembered I have some pickled okra as well as pickled green beans my brother sent me after his harvest this summer. Off to get the other ingredients.

    1. Awesome. It really surprised me too, but it works!

  2. What a great way to take a Bloody Mary to the next level. A great addition to a Bloody Mary bar at a party.

  3. Oh man I bet this tastes delicious! We are total wasabi lovers in here. I can't wait to try them.


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