This Indian Bloody Mary Cures Hangovers with Spice
Photo by Steve Joyce.

This Indian Bloody Mary Cures Hangovers with Spice

The Bloody Batra swaps the traditional Bloody Mary’s hot sauce and lemon juice in favour of Eastern-inspired ingredients like chili and mustard seeds.
October 23, 2016, 10:00am
Photo by Steve Joyce.

We get it. It's Sunday morning: the light is too bright, your head is somewhere on the scale of fuzzy to full-on death grip migraine and those first tentative steps out of bed have you wobbling like a senile aunt on roller skates.

Luckily, there is a drink to save you from the manifestations of last night's debauchery. And it tastes a bit like curry. Say hello to the Bloody Batra.

RECIPE: Bloody Batra

Gunpowder, a modern Indian restaurant in London's Spitalfields, slipped us the recipe for their take on a Bloody Mary. It swaps the traditional hangover-bashing hot sauce and lemon juice in favour of Eastern-inspired ingredients.

Simply shake tomato juice, vodka, and zingy lime juice with ground Bengali mustard seeds and half a chili for some soothing heat. If you're feeling fancy, wet the rim of the glass with more lime juice for a salt and pepper garnish. Pour in the tomato juice mixture, stick in the other chili half and a celery stick, and you're good to go. That's better, isn't it?