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Japanese-style Bloody Mary


  • handful icecubes

  • 50ml/2fl oz sake

  • 3mm/½in piece pickled ginger (available from specialist Japanese stores)

  • pinch shichimi (available from specialist Japanese stores)

  • ¼ tsp wasabi (a spicy Japanese condiment)

  • 1½ tsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 100ml/3½fl oz tomato juice

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation method

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice and add the sake.

  2. Mix the pickled ginger, shichimi, wasabi and soy sauce in a small dish. Add this mixture to the glass.

  3. Top up with the tomato juice. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve straightaway.

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