Bloody Mary

The greatest cure for a hangover in NOLA is a Bloody Mary. It can even serve as a meal in itself.

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1-1/2 ounces vodka

1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

1 teaspoon or two splashes Worcestershire sauce

2 dashes Tabasco and 4 dashes Crystal Hot Sauce

1/2 cup V-8 or tomato juice



Creole seasoning (seafood or meat)

1 medium-size pickled pepper, skewered with sugar cane (or cocktail pick)

1 piece pickled okra skewered with sugar cane (or cocktail pick)

Optional: Freshly ground black pepper and coarse salt

Place ice cubes in a tall glass until it’s 2/3 full. Add vodka, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce and vegetable juice. Cover the glass with a shaker; shake well, then let rest in the shaker. Wet the rim of the glass and coat the entire rim with Creole seasoning. Pour the drink back into the glass and garnish with the pepper and okra.

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