Lu’s Bloody Mary
(this batch recipe makes 8 cocktails)
2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
One 32 oz bottle V-8 juice
6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Crystal hot sauce, or more to taste
9 lemon wedges
6 cups vodka
8 lime wedges
Lu adds pickled okra or green beans to hers, but try cherry tomatoes, cocktail onions, pimento-stuffed olives, celery or whatever else may suit your fancy.
Put the Creole seasoning on a saucer.
To make the Bloody Mary mix combine the V-8 juice, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and hot sauce in a pitcher and stir well to combine. Refrigerate if making ahead.
Just before serving, wet the rims of eight highball glasses and 1 of the lemon wedges and dip the rims in the Creole seasoning. Wipe the edges of the glasses with a clean cloth and set aside.
Diving the vodka equally among the 8 glasses. Fill each halfway with the Bloody Mary mix, stir well, and add ice. Place 1 lemon wedge and one lime wedge on the rim of each glass and garnish as desired. Serve immediately.