Friday, October 28, 2011

Cajun Bloody Mary Ala Marguerite

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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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

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  1. Why do the words "mad scientist" come to mind? And just as I suspected from the get-go of reading this post ... unsupervised!

    I have to admit, I may have torn the house apart to find horseradish too.

  2. lol.. you crack me up, Larry! I'm not a huge bloody mary fan, but my mom is.. I'll have to pass this on to her.. she uses that mix most of the time too!

  3. This sounds awfully good. I actually use the mix to make salad dressing and have been known to throw a cup of it into the soup pots. Your post really got my day off to a good start. I'll be smiling for the rest of the morning. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Sometimes a good, snappy bloody Mary is the perfect was to start the day, especially when you have to dig a 30 foot trench! It wouldn't be a proper drink without the horseradish.

  5. Nothing like a good Bloody Mary! I like to add a little horse radish in mine too. I may just have to post my Barbecue Bloody Mary!

  6. Larry, Sounds like a great Bloody Mary! Way too much work for me... Just pour a little Scotch or Jack Daniels over ice and I'm ready to go. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  7. My grandmother always swore that Bloody Marys made any occasion more festive and any chore less difficult!

  8. I LOVE Bloody Mary's and this version sounds fantastic. I am sick to death of packing for our move - I think one of these would make me much happier!

  9. Wow, now you see how easy that was? lol So glad that you found the horseradish because that is the secret ingredient that gives it it's zip! Thanks so much for the kind mention and for trying my Bloody Mary! Cheers, cher!

  10. I found myself in first class flying from Nashville to Dallas on my way to San Antonio. In proper family fashion, I opted for a Bloody Mary for the two hour flight. Since it was so long a flight, they brought the rest of the can of mix and another bottle of Absolut. Those were some friendly skies, indeed. A great way to start a vacation!


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