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Sake Bloody Mary Cocktail

Sake Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

A Sake Bloody Mary is like a normal bloody mary that’s not weak as hell. As much as I love a good bloody mary, 9/10 of the ones I order in restaurants and bars just miss the mark. Too spicy, unnecessary decadent snacks as garnish, and don’t get me started on the ones doused in liquid smoke. Let’s brunch better, guys. Fortunately, this fool-proof Asian bloody mary is the perfect flavor blend. In place of vodka, sake is a lovely pairing with tomato juice,  and a bit of Worcestershire and Sriracha add the perfect heat to keep this brunch classic refreshing and interesting.

Archer Bloody Mary

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For our version of the “Bloody Geisha” / Japanese Bloody Mary, we used Gekkeikan Sake which is pretty much the easiest kind to find in your standard super market. We used Sriracha instead of a more standard Tabasco sauce simply because it’s delicious and is freakishly tasty when paired with sake. Try it out and tell us we’re wrong, I black barn dare you.

Sake Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

Sake Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

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Sake Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

Learn how to make an easy sake bloody mary. This Asian bloody mary variation uses sake and Sriracha.

Sake Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe


  • 2 ounces sake
  • 3 ounces of tomato juice or V8
  • Splash of Sriracha
  • Splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh squeeze lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Celery stalk or leaves (for garnish)


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in and shake sake, tomato juice, Sriracha, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, and salt and pepper.
  2. Fill a separate glass with ice.
  3. Pour cocktail shaker mix into glass and garnish with celery.

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