Za’atar Bloody Mary

Za’atar Bloody Mary

Halloween is near! So it is only natural that the ‘T’ who shares their date of birth with this holiday posts a cocktail to celebrate. It’s true, Halloween is not only a sweet celebration because of the candy, but it is also the day that I, the sweet eldest ‘T’ of the three was born. Not being a big cocktail drinker myself, I have reverted back to a classic that my tomato-lovin’ self used to enjoy even in its virgin form as a kid – The Bloody Mary! There was something about the spicy tomato juice followed by a bite of celery that was just so refreshing. For me, the best part was that it was a drink that my Baba also enjoyed. So when he would order a Bloody Mary at a weekend brunch, I felt “oh, so cool” asking for the same (but virgin, of course).

It’s been many Halloween birthdays since I have been legally able to enjoy a regular Bloody Mary and I’ve sampled my fair share over the years. But for this one, we’ve added a Three Teas Kitchen twist with the addition of harissa, Za’atar, smoked salt, and turshi. The combo provides a complex layer of delicious flavors that awakens the senses. And the best part? It has been taste-tested and approved by Baba. So you know that it’s good! Start your Halloween Saturday morning with this bloody treat and it will surely be a wicked one. Happy Halloween!

Za’atar Bloody Mary

Course Cocktail
Servings 2 People


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp smoked sea salt
  • 2 tsp za'atar
  • 1/2 tsp moroccan harissa
  • 1/4 cup vodka (good quality) e.g. Kettle One or Grey Goose
  • 11.5 fl oz V8


  • In a pitcher, add lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, smoked sea salt, za'atar, V8, Moroccan harissa and vodka
  • stir the mixture and refrigerate for at least an hour
  • when ready to serve, stir mixture again and pour in a glass over a couple of cubes of ice (not too much ice or it will dilute the drink).
  • add a celery stick and some turshi for garnish


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