Bloody Mary, salty crackling


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Appears in

Mile 8: A book about cooking

Mile 8

By David Higgs

Published 2018

  • About

The best Bloody Mary I have ever had was in New York at a fireman’s bar. The addition of fresh horseradish was incredible. But we don’t always have it in South Africa. This truly is one of my best drinks. I’m always up for more savoury than sweet cocktails. The fennel pollen adds another angle to the aroma and flavour.


Bloody Mary

  • 100 ml tomato cocktail
  • 50 ml vodka
  • 15


To make one serving, add all the ingredients to a small shaker tin. Fill a large shaker tin with ice and place a julep strainer on top. Pour the contents of the small tin into the larger tin through the strainer. Strain the liquid from the large tin to the smaller tin and then back into the large tin. Repeat this process five times, to allow for aeration to bring out the aromas and flavours. Po