Village East’s creative cocktail is the perfect start to a hectic day dashing through the snow (or not) to gather elusive gifts that are conveniently stocked exclusively at stores scattered all over town. Better make it a strong one… Merry Christmas.

Beetroot Mary


  • 50ml Stolichnaya vodka or Sipsmith Gin
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 10ml Worcester sauce
  • 2ml Tabasco sauce
  • pinch black (volcanic) salt
  • pinch freshly-ground black pepper
  • 100ml fresh beetroot juice


  • Put all ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes and shake to combine well.
  • Strain into a chilled highball glass.
  • Glug, and get going.