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Bloody Batra

Like a Bloody Mary, but with lime juice.

by Harneet Baweja and Nirmal Save
Dec 30 2017, 8:00pm

Servings: 1
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes


150 ml tomato juice
10 ml ground down bengali mustard seeds (kasundi)
1 fresh green chili, halved lengthwise
50 ml vodka
10 ml fresh lime juice, plus more for the glass
fine grain sea salt, for garnish
crushed whole black peppercorns, for garnish
celery stick, for garnish


1. Pour the tomato juice in the shaker along with the ground mustard seeds and half a chili. Shake vigorously, then add the vodka and lime juice (put an extra splash of vodka if you've had a tough day) and shake again.

2. Mix the salt and pepper on a small flat plate. Take the glass you want to serve it in and wet the rim with some lime juice. Turn it upside down on a plate of salt and crushed whole pepper. Pour the drink into the glass and garnish with the celery stick and remaining half of chili.

3. Tip: Add chopped ginger for an extra kick!