I’m a big Bloody Mary fan, but alas, a lazy one, so I usually start with Mrs. T’s Spicy Mix and doctor it to suit me. This day however, I was waiting to go outside to bury a 30’ long piece of tubing for relocation of our propane tank and I decided a good Bloody Mary would be a nice bolster.
I knew I had no mix but was sure I’d saved a recipe from a blogger buddy and sure enough I had one for Cajun Bloody Mary’s from Marguerite, over at Cajun Delights. You can check her site for the recipe. I didn’t have the exact ingredients but close enough, except I couldn’t find any horseradish, and made it as follows for half of her recipe:
Cajun Bloody Mary - Adapted from Marguerite
8 oz Smirnoff vodka
32 oz. tomato juice – our homemade
1/2 tbs. Emeril’s Essence – homemade version – all I had on hand
1/2 tsp. steak sauce – we never use steak sauce but Bev had bought some Island Steak Sauce while in St Maarten and it tasted close enough.
1 Tbs. Tabasco worcestershire sauce – Just happened to have this and subbed for the regular worsey and Tabasco sauces
Juice of 1/2 lemon – I kept the full recipe amt. as I like mine lemony
1 tsp. green olive juice – I like this in mine and added a few olives to my glass as well
After tasting I thought it was good as is, but after having my first ever Bloody Mary with horseradish in a bar at Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Wyoming many years ago, I consider it a must ingredient. I re-searched the kitchen fridge as well as the BBQ one in the garage and the one downstairs behind the bar, to no avail. I thought there could only be one possible place – the dock fridge so off I went and there it was – yes we keep the appliance makers in business. So I added
2 tsps. Horseradish
and now it was just right.
Thanks Marguerite for a great recipe and it will be used again. Now after two of them it’s off to bury the pipe. Bev’s over at Ft. Bragg for a couple of weeks to look after the grands while Rhett trains and this is one of the jobs she left me. As for the rest of the Bloody Mary's - I needed another bolster the next morning, but I can't remember why :-).
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