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Kimchi Bloody Mary at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. Photography by Ralph Palumbo

A Kimchi Kick: Ritz Carlton's Kimchi Bloody Mary 

Originally printed in Coast Magazine, January 2019

A kimchi cocktail? I know, it sounds crazy, but the one boozy beverage that craves kimchi has got to be the Bloody Mary. It pairs perfectly with this fermented favorite. The drink is part hangover remedy – did you know that kimchi is chock full of probiotics? – and part savory brunch staple. Some Kimchi Bloody Mary recipes combine tomato juice with spicy kimchi brine, lemon juice, umami-packed soy sauce, wasabi powder and pungent fish sauce. It even sounds healthy-ish.

For Club Level guests staying at The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, the Cocktail Creation Classes will teach you a few new tricks, including how to make a version of this exotic drink. The lessons, which are available three times a week, feature classic cocktail recipes such as mimosas and mojitos but with a twist. Hence, the kimchi amped Bloody Marys.

It’s the new year, so why not try something new? Starting with a good ol’ cocktail gone Gangnam Style.

KIMCHI BLOODY MARY

1 ½ ounces Grey Goose vodka

Top with housemade Bloody Mary mix

1 bar spoon of Kimchi marinade (to taste)

Ice

Method:
Combine ingredients. Add ice and stir. Garnish with celery, onion, olive, lime, and crispy bacon strip.

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