I love poke, and I love Bloody Marys. But put the two together? That’s brunch.
The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas once rocked my world with a plate of Bibimbap-style tots, and they now appear to have answered our prayers to the Brunch Deities with this ono-looking cocktail that makes one long for pau hana. I’m not normally a fan of a salty-rimmed cocktail, to be honest (no, not even margaritas) but the sriracha salt on the rim of this one could easily change my mind.
“At The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, we are continuously striving to enhance the experience for our guests,” said Cy Gabourie, the resort’s beverage specialist. The hotel is also offering new takes on the mojito, and a new margarita with the flavor of pickled mango. It’s high time for a visit, but in the mean time, they were kind enough to share the recipe:
Auntie’s Poke Bloody Mary
- 2 oz. Grey Goose vodka
- 4 oz. tomato juice
- Bloody Mary mix
- Sriracha sea salt
- 1 lime wedge
Trace rim of a tall cocktail glass with lime wedge, rim in Sriracha sea salt. Pack glass with ice and pour 2 ounces of your favorite vodka of choice over ice. Season to taste with your favorite Bloody Mary mix (I like Mr. and Mrs. T if I’m in a hurry, otherwise, I keep a pitcher of the Original Bloody Mary mix recipe from the St. Regis New York in the fridge). Garnish with lime.
In a small mixing bowl, combine 4 ounces of fresh, medium-diced ‘Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna). Drizzle splash of sesame oil and half ounce of shoyu (soy sauce). Mix in a pinch of chili flakes and fine cut green onions to taste. Serve in 2 ounce shot glass alongside the Bloody Mary.
Pro Tip: If you can’t find fresh ‘Ahi, don’t sub another kind of tuna. It’s just not the same. Skip it, and enjoy the cocktail without the sidecar, or head to Maui and have one at the hotel.