Bloody Paradise

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves

    1–2

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Adapted from a recipe by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, this is a truly delicious cocktail, guaranteed to impress. Balsamic vinegar turns the tomato juice a deep garnet red – a dramatic contrast to the potent white grains of paradise.

Ingredients

  • celery salt ΒΌ tsp or to taste
  • grains of paradise Β½ tsp, coarsely ground, plus more to garnish
  • tomato juice (best quality) 225 ml/8 fl oz
  • lime juice of 1
  • balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp
  • vodka (best quality) 3 tbsp
  • ice cubes
  • basil or mint leaves 1–2, to garnish

Method

Mix together the celery salt, grains of paradise, tomato juice, lime juice, balsamic vinegar and vodka, preferably in a cocktail shaker. Give the mixture a good shake.

Pour over a glass (or two) of ice cubes and grind more grains over the top. Garnish with a basil or mint leaf.

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