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Recipe For Asian Bloody Mary Using Shochu, Sake, or Soju

A Lighter Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys are the quintessential brunch time drink; some might even argue that it's liquid salad. My feeling is that as long as you don't overdo it, they're a fun way to get lycopene in your diet.

Ever since I discovered shochu — a low-calorie alternative to vodka — I've been playing around with different cocktail recipes. My latest is a lighter version of the Bloody Mary but with an Asian twist, and using shochu saves you abut 100 calories. If you can't find shochu in your area, use sake or soju instead. All of these spirits contain fewer calories than vodka and complement the Asian flavors of the drink nicely.

Asian Bloody Mary

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Asian Bloody Mary Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 2 ounces shoju
  2. 4 ounces tomato juice
  3. 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated wasabi or 1 teaspoon wasabi paste
  4. 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  5. 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  6. 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
  7. Pinch of freshly ground pepper
  8. Juice of 1/2 large lime
  9. Celery stalk, tomato, lime, or cucumber spear for garnish

Directions

  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.

Makes one drink.

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