Monday, February 8, 2010

A New Orleans Inspired Cajun Bloody Mary!

As mentioned below, New Orleans' is truly the city of the moment right now. Indulge in some Southern decadence in honor of the Saints, and make yourself a Cajun Bloody Mary. A delightful combination of spicy and flavorful, this drink will surely remind you of the city it came from. This recipe comes from the connesiour of Creole cuisine, Emeril Lagasse. Do not be intimidated by the long list of ingredients in this recipe, the end product will surely make all your efforts worthwhile. So go forth, and put a little kick in your drink repertoire.


1 1/2 cups tomato juice

3/4 cups vodka (Pepper vodka is preferable)

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish (I like a little bit more, but I love the heat)

1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons hot sauce (Again, I like a little bit more, because I LOVE the heat)

1 teaspoons Emeril’s Essence (a combination of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, thyme, salt, and black pepper)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (freshly ground being the operative word)

1/4 teaspoon cayenne


Combine all ingredients in a small pitcher and stir to combine.

Refrigerate until well chilled.

Serve over ice and garnish with celery, green olives, cocktail onions (Emeril suggests pickled green beans or okra)

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