Mirchi Mary

Junoon restaurant’s bar director shows us how to create an Indian-spiced bloody mary
Mirchi Mary
Jacqui Wedewer

Behind the bar at New York City’s Michelin-starred Junoon, mixologist Hemant Pathak works to complement the kitchen’s ambitious progressive Indian cuisine with equally exuberant cocktails that incorporate many of the same herbs and spices. This vibrant take on the bloody mary adds South Asian flair to the cocktail staple.

This recipe is courtesy of Hemant Pathak, the mixologist of Junoon restaurant. To watch a video of Pathak making three cocktails including the Mirchi Mary, click here.

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Servings
417
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

Pathak uses Junoon’s house hot sauce in the restaurant’s Mirchi Mary. For your mix, try substituting another favorite hot sauce that will complement the cumin, anise, and basil.

If you don’t have time you make your own Mirchi Mary mix, just buy your favorite prepared bloody mary mix.

Ingredients

For the Mirchi Mary mix:

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon star anise powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 10 Thai basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Indian hot sauce
  • 2 Ounces olive brine juice
  • 1 1/2 Ounce lemon juice
  • 1 Liter tomato juice

For the cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 Ounce Vodka
  • 4 Ounces homemade spiced Mirchi Mary mix

Directions

For the Mirchi Mary mix:

Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix until completely combined. Strain the mix and set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.

For the cocktail:

Combine ingredients in mixing tin with 4-5 ice cubes; roll it between two tins (back and forth between two tins) serve in an ice-filled Collin glass with a long celery stick.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
34g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
57g
19%
Vitamin A
331µg
37%
Vitamin B6
1mg
56%
Vitamin C
1020mg
100%
Vitamin E
5mg
26%
Vitamin K
62µg
77%
Calcium
236mg
24%
Fiber
9g
35%
Folate (food)
245µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
245µg
61%
Iron
11mg
60%
Magnesium
167mg
42%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
42%
Phosphorus
288mg
41%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
2792mg
80%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
55.4%
Sodium
3026mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
79%
Zinc
2mg
13%