As part of our Dry January story featuring the best bars in NYC for delicious mocktails, we singled out The Wayfarer in Midtown as an ideal place for after-work drinks, minus the alcohol. Here, they share their Wild Mary recipe, which will batch up the perfect base for a bloody, with or without the vodka.
1 bell pepper
1/2 white onion
1 celery stalks, plus stalks for garnish
1/3 cup of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, plus lemon slices for garnish
1/4 cup of celery salt
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp Tabasco sauce
2 Tbsp black pepper
2 Tbsp horseradish
2 cans of tomato juice
1 ½ ounces probiotic kimchi juice
To make the mix, in a blender combine everything but the kimchi juice, blend and strain.
To serve, add 1 ½ ounces probiotic kimchi juice to a glass over ice and top with Bloody Mary mix. Garnish with celery, lemon wedge and your choice of add-ons.
Note: You can use the juice from a jar of kimchi, or substitute using 1/2 cup water mixed with 2 teaspoons of gochugaru, Korean red chile pepper.