Bon Temps Bloody Mary by Arlene Fowler Bellefleur
According to the True Blood Cookbook, this is Arlene’s favorite drink to sip on when her tables are slow at Merlotte’s. It’s close to the typical Bloody Mary, but with a few small twists.
The tomato juice, vodka, lime juice, and Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper are all combined in a cocktail shaker. A highball glace is filled with ice, and the Bloody Mary mixture is poured in and garnished with pickled green beans (or pickled okra, but I couldn’t find any).
Since I don’t really like Bloody Marys, I had my husband give the review this time. He really, really liked this, and said he particularly liked the pickled green beans being added. But he also said he wished it had more kick to it, and he missed the spiciness of the traditional version. I wish they had provided a measurement for the cayenne pepper, as that probably could have helped.
All you need to do is measure and mix!
You’ll need tomato juice, vodka, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and pickled green beans or pickled okra. Vodka, of course, would be the most expensive item, but you can pick up a small bottle for this recipe.