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Justin Anderson makes the Donshuunouo 

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An Asian spin on the Bloody Mary
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The recipe Justin Anderson gave us for the print edition calls for making the Asian tomato mix in advance. Here, for the purposes of demonstration, he's building the cocktail step by step. Some of the assembled ingredients: Maggi liquid seasoning, organic tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, fish sauce, sriracha, and Suntory Hakushu 12-year-old peated single malt whiskey.
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Anderson also made wasabi creme fraiche to garnish the drink, adding wasabi to taste to traditional creme fraiche.
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Anderson said he chose tomato juice as a means of masking "the horrible flavor that's going to erupt from these eggs once they're muddled."
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Start with up to half a bar spoon's worth of caviar.
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Place in a pint glass and muddle.
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"This is where it gets disgusting," Anderson said.
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Add 1.5 ounces of Suntory Hakushu peated Japanese whiskey.
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Add the tomato juice.
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Season to taste, using fish sauce
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Maggi liquid seasoning
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and sriracha. Other seasonings that can be used are garlic, tamarind, horseradish, sea salt, black peper, and chile oil.
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Add ice.
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Transfer to a shaker and shake lightly.
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Strain over ice in a well-chilled 12-ounce glass.
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Garnish with a bar spoon's worth of the wasabi creme fraiche.
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Add a few caviar eggs and a pinch of salt.
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The Donshuunouo ("big fish," "great man," "notorious man"), its name inspired by an enounter with a group of Japanese students who greeted chef John Manion, Anderson's partner in La Sirena Clandestina, with cries of "Hemingway! Hemingway!"
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Justin Anderson behind the bar at Branch 27.
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Andrea Bauer
The recipe Justin Anderson gave us for the print edition calls for making the Asian tomato mix in advance. Here, for the purposes of demonstration, he's building the cocktail step by step. Some of the assembled ingredients: Maggi liquid seasoning, organic tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, fish sauce, sriracha, and Suntory Hakushu 12-year-old peated single malt whiskey.

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