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Asian Bloody Mary Mix

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Asian Bloody Mary Mix – A spicy Asian inspired drink for happy hour, or those weekends with the girls

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Lieutenant Dan Serving Up Your Monthly Beverage

From Dan: 

Many of my posts will have to do with experiences or people in my past. With that in mind, today’s story is about a dear friend Steven McCance and his outstanding Bloody Mary Mix recipe.

I love Notre Dame. We grew up about 1.5 miles from campus and living in South Bend requires one to be a rabid fan of the Fighting Irish. I could be called a fan, but in many cases, I have been considered much worse than a fan (have I mentioned they are 7 – 0 this year, no…  well they are. I expect they will be 8 – 0 after this weekend against Oklahoma!)

When first married, Mrs. Spicy would not be in the same house as me when watching a Notre Dame game. I tend to not react when they do something well (they should do well on every play right???) Yet when they mess up, I can be a bit emotional.

All the swear words, projecting remotes, kicking the dog (not really), you get the point.

Basically, I am a bad fan. 

Bloody Mary Mix

Steven the Mixologist

Over the years, I have tried to be better, but to no avail. I am too bought in to the idea that Notre Dame SHOULD win every game, every year. And if they don’t, well…  all the swears, remotes, dogs, kids away from daddy, etc. Quit judging me!

Anyways, one of my favorite Notre Dame memories is with a very close family friend Steven McCance. Steve was a Scottish chemist that received his PHD from Notre Dame and worked for a well-known pharmaceutical company, developing methods to cure blood diseases – basically he was wicked smart and worked on stuff most of us will never understand.

He and I, on many occasions, enjoyed exquisite tailgating fare whilst waiting for another Notre Dame beat-down against another lowly opponent (i.e. Miami, Southern Cal, Michigan, etc.)  He was actually a fantastic cook and mixologist, taking his chemist roots to create delightful concoctions.

Steven had an impeccable palate for good wine and made the best damn bloody mary cocktail ever – which we partook of every tailgating session.

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Asian Bloody Mary Mix Dedication

This Asian Bloody Mary Cocktail is dedicated to Steven – who recently passed from brain cancer.

He was an amazing man, has a wonderful family and will always be an inspiration to me. As you enjoy this “Asian spin” on his perfect bloody mary recipe, please think of all the people who have been affected by this terrible disease – both in a positive and negative way.

When you do, send a quick buck or two to help fight the battle – then go out and get the ingredients to this spin on a classic and get a little tipsy Scottish style…  for Steven!

Get The Full (Printable) Recipe Below For How To Make Asian Bloody Mary Mix.

Bloody Mary Cocktail

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What do you garnish this with? 

Well, garnishes are really up to you… You can go as simple as a celery stalk or as intricate as a pickled vegetable kabob. People sometimes even use a shrimp cocktail appetizer to garnish a bloody mary, it really is up to you, how much you want to garnish it. 

Are you supposed to eat the garnish?

Of course! The garnish is made of edible ingredients and is meant to be a snack to enjoy as you sip your beverage.

Can a bloody mary help a hangover?

Well, it is rumored that drinking a bloody mary the morning after drinking a lot of alcohol can help your body focus on the new alcohol in your bloodstream and ignore the old. Then the tomato juice and the other ingredients supposedly help to replenish your body with vitamins. There’s no official proof this works, but some people believe that it works wonders. Personally, I do not suggest getting over a hangover by drinking more alcohol. 

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Asian Bloody Mary Cocktail

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
An Asian Inspired Bloody Mary Recipe.
Servings: 1 drink



  • Mix all ingredients together. Stir well.
  • Test for heat and add additional chili garlic sauce if needed.
  • Pour over a tall glass of ice and garnish with a scallion or a piece of lemongrass.


Serving: 1drink, Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1193mg, Potassium: 325mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 640IU, Vitamin C: 29.5mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 0.6mg
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American, Asian
Author: Sommer Collier

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25 comments on “Asian Bloody Mary Mix”

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  2. This is my favorite drink and I Love the Asian flare!

  3. Incredibly story behind this very delicious cocktail! It was so refreshing and tasty and did not disappoint!

  4. This is such a gorgeous cocktail! I love it!

  5. Perfect drink for summertime! 

  6. I made this delicious Bloody Mary, but I improvised a little. I muddled in some cilantro, added 2 T fresh lime juice, some lemongrass purée and sliced up a fresh jalepano and added that as well. I made a triple batch in a cocktail shaker. A little calamato in addition to the tomato juice. AMAZING!!

  7. Super moving tribute to what sounds like an extraordinary man. I am sorry for your loss, and hope you remember him with a smile every time you make these.

  8. This sounds awesome! So sorry to hear about your friend — what a great way to remember him.

  9. What a wonderful tribute to a special friend. I am sorry to hear of your loss. Can you believe I’ve never had a bloody Mary? I need to crawl out from under this rock I’m living under!

  10. Can’t wait to try this at our Sunday brunch!

  11. sorry about your friend’s loss. I am sure he is in a better place right now. Cheers

  12. I love when my husband posts for me. And I need to have him do cocktails more often. This looks amazing!!!

  13. You sound like my husband and his beloved Redskins. He used to take it so hard when they lost. He’s better about it now!

  14. Sorry about your friend’s passing. Hope he’s in a better place now.

    What a wonderful recipe and cocktail to remember a good friend!

  15. I think I will start the day off with one tomorrow…. and the following day and the following day….

  16. I need one of these right now!

  17. Perfect drink for the weekend. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  18. So sorry to hear about your friend Dan. Cancer is such a tough disease – I have a special place in my heart for those with cancer. Love the Asian twist to this Bloody Mary.

  19. Great post Dan! Stephen was beyond an amazing man and friend. Needless to say his Bloody Mary’s were right up there with him. He’s the whole reason I started drinking Bloody Mary’s. After tasting his I quickly got over my hatred for tomatoe juice.

    *Cheers Stephen*

  20. i so wish i liked bloody marys…they’re so pretty!

  21. one of my favorites! Happy weekend! just pinned it

  22. This Bloody Mary sounds amazing. Getting tipsy Scottish (and Asian) style is a great idea. So sorry for your loss.

  23. I’m sorry for the loss of your friend, but like Brian said, what a great tribute and a way to remember him always!
    I love love love Bloody Mary’s, even better made at home, they are perfect for early college football games too :)

  24. So sorry for your loss. Sounds like you two were close. Such lovely memories of him… and what a wonderful way to remember him. I can’t wait to try this Bloody Mary!