Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wasabi Bloody Marys

The other day, my friends at ODDKA sent me a bottle of this:

Yes, that is wasabi-flavored vodka. But Wasabi is one of ODDKA's most "normal" vodka flavors. Here's a taste of some of the others: Salty Caramel Popcorn, Fresh Cut Grass, and Electricity

The bright green Wasabi vodka sounded right up my alley, and I used it in a vodka tonic to start. The wasabi provided a subtle spicy kick to the beverage without being overpowering like wasabi typically can be. I was surprised by how subtle the spice was, but also kind of relieved.

Knowing that I love my bloody marys a little spicy, I decided to whip up a batch last weekend using this Wasabi vodka. The end result was a zesty, flavorful libation that paired well with my homemade cream cheese (and bagels, naturally). 

Wasabi Bloody Marys
Yields: 2 servings
-3 cups low sodium V8 Vegetable Juice
-Juice of 1 lemon
-Juice of 1/2 a lime, plus a wedge for garnish
-1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 
-1 teaspoon minced garlic
-1 teaspoon Sriracha
-1/4 teaspoon whole celery seed
-Salt and black pepper, to taste
-4 Spanish olives, for garnish

1.) Place V8, lemon and lime juice, horseradish, garlic, Sriracha, and celery seed in a blender. Blend until smooth.
2.) Transfer to a pitcher and add salt and pepper. Stir and taste; adjust seasonings as necessary.
3.) Place pitcher in fridge for at least a few hours, or overnight. Before serving, taste and adjust ingredients as necessary (I ended up adding a little more horseradish and black pepper).
4.) Pour into two glasses and garnish each with two olives and a lime wedge. Enjoy!

ODDKA is also running a promotion right now on their Facebook page. They are giving new fans the ODDportunity (get it?) to visit and explore NYC with a friend. Fans can enter for a chance to win by "liking" the ODDKA Vodka Facebook page and answering three short questions about the brand.

Which flavor of ODDKA would you want to try?

This bottle of Wasabi vodka was complimentary, but all opinions are my own.


  1. Fresh Cut Grass and Electricity... any idea what those even taste like?

    1. I do not. They sound quite interesting, though!

  2. How crazy is that vodka?? Right up my alley, too! And a bloody mary sounds like the perfect thing to put it in!


  3. big vodka fan, big spice fan. need to try this!

  4. OMG they also have apple pie ! How cool is that ! your bloody mary looks delic ! i always ask for spicy vodka like absolut pepper or even jalapeno so this is great!

    1. Oooh, I love the idea of making a bloody mary with Absolut Pepper!

  5. This looks fantastic! Sriracha and wasabi sounds like the perfect combo for an Asian style bloody mary. I definitely need to try this!

    1. I loved the Sriracha in it! Hope you try it!