A Taste Of New Orleans In A Bloody Mary
This New Orleans-inspired Bloody Mary is the perfect cocktail for your next Sunday Brunch at home. It’s a little bit spicy, citrusy, and overall extremely refreshing. Pair it with a crab cake benedict for an excellent brunch combo.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never actually been to New Orleans. The closest I’ve been is New Orleans Square at Disneyland and I highly doubt it’s much like the real deal. However, it’s a place I’ve dreamed of visiting for quite some time. One of my favorite things about traveling is trying the different cuisine from the locations I visit and I know that I would love the food there. Hoping to cross it off of my bucket list someday! Until then, I’ll just pretend with this tasty New Orleans-inspired Bloody Mary.
What kind of bloody mary mix should I use?
Honestly, the choice is yours! I’ve made it with a spicy mix like Mary’s Mixers Spicy Hot or Truly Tipsy’s Mild mix and loved it both ways. Just depends on your mood I suppose. You could also skip a traditional bloody mary mixer and use tomato juice or clamato. If you go that route I would up the seasoning a bit and add 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce instead of half.
What food pairs well with a New Orleans Bloody Mary?
Brunch food is always a win when it comes to a Bloody Mary. If you’re looking for something that fits the New Orleans vibe I would recommend a seafood omelet or eggs benedict with a side of roasted potatoes.
How should I garnish my bloody mary?
This is where you can have fun! I’m not one to feel the need to have a whole roast chicken or anything like that on my bloody mary’s but I do love taking things further than a simple stalk of celery. If you don’t have any shrimp or prawns on hand you could also use sausage. Select an andouille sausage to keep it on the theme. You could also include fresh parsley or cilantro instead of dill.
New Orleans Inspired Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe
- 1 Tall Glass
- 1 Long Spoon
- 1 Knife
- 1 Small Plate
- 4 oz Bloody Mary Mix
- 2 oz Vodka
- 3 dashes Tabasco
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- to taste Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 Large Tiger Shrimp or Prawn
- 1 Pickled Spicy Okra
- 1 Lemon Wheel
- Fresh Dill
- 2 Green Olives
- 1 Celery Stalk
- Tajin or other Spicy Rim Salt
- Rub a wedge of lemon around the rim of a tall glass. Then place upside down on a plate of Tajin or another rim salt to coat.
- Add ice to your glass and then all of the drink ingredients.
- Use a long spoon or stirring stick to mix together.
- Garnish with a large tiger shrimp, okra, and any other toppings you like. Enjoy!
Making this recipe? Please tag me on Instagram @natashasfoodadventures so I can see your creations!