Bayou Bloody Mary
Makes 1 serving
  • Smoked Paprika Salt (recipe follows)
  • 6 ounces vegetable juice*
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 tablespoon pickled okra brine
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Creole mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Garnish: lime wedge, pickled okra, cherry tomato
  1. On a small plate, pour Smoked Paprika Salt. On another small plate, pour water to a depth of ⅛ inch. Dip rim of a collins glass in water; dip rim in Smoked Paprika Salt. Let dry.
  2. In a large cocktail shaker, combine vegetable juice, vodka, brine, lime juice, Worcestershire, mustard, hot sauce, horseradish, garlic salt, paprika, and pepper. Add ice. Cover and shake until cold. Pour mixture into prepared glass. Garnish with lime wedge, pickled okra, and cherry tomato, if desired.
*We used V8 Original.
Recipe by Louisiana Cookin at