The Dichotomous Wife

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Cocktails Holidays Recipe TDW Kitchen Original

Merry Mary

A new TDW signature cocktail just in time for the holiday season! Enjoy this “cleaner” version of the timeless Bloody Mary with guests and loved ones.


  • 4 oz. vodka (the upper-shelf stuff, such as Grey Goose, is best)
  • 12 oz. organic tomato juice or vegetable cocktail (low sodium)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp wasabi paste
  • 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice (reserve wedge to rim glass)
  • 4 dashes Bragg’s
  • 2 pinches celery salt


Blend all ingredients together with immersion blender and pour into a pitcher over ice. Makes 2 cocktails.

Recipe will double or triple well for a crowd.

Rim several lowball glasses with lime wedge and celery salt. Garnish with celery stalk, olives, or something festive!



Kitchen Notes
  • “Tomatoey” goodness with a little kick!
  • Keep all ingredients on-hand throughout the holiday season — just in case you get surprise visitors. (These go together in a snap and look really impressive!)
  • Substitute hot sauce for the wasabi to achieve a more lasting heat. (Personally? I’m not a fan of the “lasting heat” but can totally handle wasabi any ‘ol time.)
  • Make a second batch, omitting the vodka, so that kids or designated drivers can join in. (Add fun straws to the non-alcoholic drinks to help keep track of which ones are which.)
  • Source: Another TDW Kitchen original

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