Waking up on January 1st, aka New Year’s Day, there are generally two camps of people. The first is excited to start the new year with a new you mentality, determined to work out, eat healthy and pursue their very best healthy version of self. The second is where we fit in; sleep in late (perhaps waking up with a tinge of a champagne induced headache), accept and head to New Year’s Day brunch. Of course, hydration is key, but we are also fans of a respectable dose of the hair of the dog. As many around the world share our enjoyment in the tradition of New Year’s Day brunch cocktails, it made sense that the folks in charge of assigning official “days” have deemed January 1st as National Bloody Mary Day.
The Bloody Mary has limitless ways to reinvent the vodka and tomato juice brunch classic. We spoke to Bently Heritage Estate Distillery’s Director of Brand Advocacy Lucas Huff about his twist on the Bloody which he named, the Eastern Mary. “This mix is a unique blend of familiar flavors in an unfamiliar environment. It was thought up when I woke hungover, and wanted Asian food. I know I’m not alone in those cravings,” Huff shares. He goes on to add, “The fresh ingredients lend to a complex palate without being too overwhelming. Source One Vodka is a great match, as the spirit is extremely smooth and doesn’t turn any of the components in a harsh direction. Shrimp and shishitos are the perfect garnish for those who also want a (fancy) snack with their bloody!”
Eastern Mary with Source One Vodka
Eastern Mary Recipe
- 1.5 cups tomato juice
- 1/4 cup carrot juice
- 1/4 of a small yellow onion
- 1/3 of a red bell pepper
- (1/4 cup) 2 ounce lime juice
- 1.5 oz lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon sambal chili garlic sauce
- 2 teaspoon red miso paste
- 2 teaspoon Maggie wurze liquid seasoning
- 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 3 drops sesame oil
- 5 – 7 fresh Thai basil leaves
- Fresh cracked black pepper
Add all parts of the Eastern Mary mix into the blender and blend until smooth. Pour 4 oz of mix over ice into a tall glass rimmed with Spicy Shichimi Togarashi. Add 1.5 oz of Source One Vodka and stir. Garnish with a cajun spiced shrimp and blistered shishito peppers. Enjoy!
Recipe yields about 500ml of mix or about four cocktails.
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