Mix the Core Ingredients together in a large measuring cup.
Taste. Add more salt if needed. Add sugar if you prefer it more sweet. Add more hot sauce or ghost pepper if you prefer it more spicy. It’s all to your preference, so just go slow and adjust the amounts until you’re satisfied with the result.
On a plate, mix together flaky sea salt and the DIY Garam Masala powder. Wet the edge of your drinking glass and then tip in the salt and spin to coat the rim.
Fill the glass to the top with ice.
Add alcohol at this point (if making a cocktail) or skip to the next step.
Pour the Core Ingredient tomato juice mixture over the ice.