Sunday, January 06, 2008

Creole Bloody Mary

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The original Bloody Mary invented in the 1920's by Pete Petiot, an American bartender at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, consisted of tomato juice and vodka. Today there are many versions of the drink, but no version has just tomato juice and vodka. In later versions of the drink, touted as a hangover cure by Petiot, lemon juice, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and horseradish were added to boost and embellish the flavors of the Bloody Mary.

Today, Bloody Mary's can have a myriad of ingredients, such as gin, tequila as the traditional vodka. Garnishes can range from the ubiquitous celery stick to seafood. A basic blank canvas, the only necessary ingredient is tomato juice. For more on the Bloody Mary's history, read this article from Bon Appetit magazine.

This is also my entry into Click, created by jugalbandi. Click is a great challenge with a specific theme every month. This month's theme is Liquid Comforts.

Creole Bloody Mary

2 1/2 ounces vodka
2 dashes Zatarain's Creole seasoning
2 dashes Tabasco Hot Sauce- For a bolder taste, substitute Tabasco's Habanero Sauce
2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1 dash celery salt
A good Bloody Mary mix-I used Zing Zang-recommended by Chile Pepper magazine.
To garnish-pickled okra, lemon or lime wedge or boiled shrimp.

In a tall glass half-filled with crushed ice, combine all ingredients to fill the glass. Give the mix a little stir. Garnish. Serves One. Recipe from Chile Pepper Magazine.

Some interesting posts on the Bloody Mary:

The Greasy Spoon's version of the Bloody Mary.

Zorro of 1x umrühren bitte has a great Bloody Mary Soup

A yummy Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce from Sig at Live to Eat.

A rocking Bloody Mary Salsa from Cathy at noteatoutinny.


bee said...

gorgeous. thanks for your entry.

Kristen said...

Happy New Year!
I wanted to let you know that you have been matched in the adopt a blogger event. Please visit each others websites and revisit the initial adopt a blogger post as a reminder of the expectations for this event.
Thanks for participating and have fun getting to know each other!
Please let me know if you have any questions.

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african vanielje said...

I'm partial to Bloody Mary's but never knew the origin. Love your version of this fab drink

ryles said...

Hi Lynne!!

Thanks for visting my blog... It will be nice to get to know you!!

You're use of peppers will be a welcome addition in our household.. food can never be too hot for my husband!!

Originally I really planned to just blog about baked goods.. but it looks as if i'm slightly morphing!! :)

I would LOVE to learn more about food photography.. that is one things I absolutely admire about all these great blogs!

I keep telling myself I need to get more into Blogging events.. (cupcake hero and daring bakers..)
Hopefully soon I will get the courage..

Thank you!!!

Lynnylu said...

Bee-great challenge. Thanks.

Kristen-thanks for the match-up for adopt a blogger.

African vanielje-the bloody has an interesting history. This one has a little kick to it. Thanks.

Ryles-looking forward to getting to know you through adopt a blogger.

Arfi Binsted said...

lovely photo, Lynn as usual, very professional and artistic. i wish i could take a picture like that. happy new year!

Lynnylu said...

thanks, arfi binsted. your lemonade for Click looks very inviting shot outside.

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