Bloody Mary

October 15, 2018
bloody mary

We’ve given this time-honoured cocktail some fun twists with a bold Sriracha kick and by replacing the traditional celery and Worcester sauce with fennel and balsamic vinegar

Recipe and styling by Nomvuselelo Mncube

Bloody Mary

Serves: 4
Total Time: 15 mins


  • handful ice cubes
  • 120ml vodka
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • large pinch smoked paprika
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1L (4 cups) tomato juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • sticks of 1 baby fennel stalk, to garnish
  • handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, to garnish
  • lime wedges, to garnish



Fill 4 tall glass tumblers with the ice cubes. Set aside.


Combine the vodka, freshly squeezed lemon juice, paprika, lemon zest, balsamic vinegar, Sriracha sauce, tomato juice and seasoning together in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. Divide the mixture among the 4 glasses.


Garnish each glass with the fennel sticks, parsley and lime wedges. Serve immediately.


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