Who said Cocktails At Six had to be 6pm - how about the perfect cocktail for 6am (for mine & your sake, I do hope it's actually a few hours later than that!)? Some weekend evenings out need that little extra kick the following morning. I recommend spicing up the traditional Bloody Mary with a little something special...

The Wasabi Bloody Mary

1/2 cup fresh lime juice
6 cups tomato juice
4 1/2 teaspoons wasabi paste
3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups vodka
Celery sticks for garnish

Combine lime juice & wasabi with a whisk until wasabi dissolves. Combine mixture with tomato juice, Worcestershire, pepper sauce & salt in a pitcher; chill. Stir in vodka & serve over ice. Garnish with a celery stick. Serves 8.

*images via [ we heart it here & here + the cocktail hour @ amazon; william lingwood photographer ]

** recipe discovered via [ donna hay issue 44]

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