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  • 60ml alcohol free vodka (or 2 tsp sherry vinegar topped up with water)
  • 1 small red chilli, sliced
  • 1 tsp soft light brown sugar
  • 1 lemon, 1 strip of lemon peel, 1 tbsp juice, 1 wedge
  • a handful ice
  • 400ml tomato juice
  • several good dashes (about 2 tsp) Worcestershire sauce
  • a few dashes Tabasco
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp sherry vinegar
  • celery stick, to serve
  • cherry tomato, cornichon, olive or silverskin onion, on a skewer to serve


  • STEP 1

    Put the vodka substitute or vinegar ‘shrub’, chilli, sugar and lemon peel in a clean jam jar and shake until the sugar dissolves. Leave for 6 hours or overnight if you can.

  • STEP 2

    Put a handful of ice into a jug, and pour over the infused lemon chilli shrub. Add the lemon juice, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and a pinch of celery salt, pepper and sea salt. Mix well. Add more vinegar to taste, and add more salt, pepper, and sauces if you like.

  • STEP 3

    Rub the lemon wedge around the rim of two tall glasses. Mix the remaining salts and white pepper onto a plate and run the rim around for it to stick on.

  • STEP 4

    Add a few ice cubes to each glass, and strain into the glasses, serve with a celery stick, and a cherry tomato skewer to serve with your optional garnishes.

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