Thursday, January 28, 2010


I like the idea of Mardi Gras more so than the actuality of it. The Colors Purple, Gold and Green, the decorations, the beautiful masks. Collectible beads and deblooms. At my old house all the floats had to pass by on the way back to the float barn. So I got to see all the floats with out crowds and the annoying High School Bands that I can't stand. It was like the cliff's notes of the parade. I enjoy decorating and making festive dishes, and celebrating Mardi Gras in a more sedate way.

Bloody Caesar

The Bloody Caesar
The Bloody Caesar is sometimes referred to simply as a Caesar and is a slight variation of the Bloody Mary. The Caesar is a popular drink in Canada and replaces the tomato juice of the Mary with clamato juice (clam and tomato juice) for a twist. While clamato makes this a drink one that not everyone will like, but for those who do it makes a great brunch cocktail and another that should help alleviate hangover pains.
1 1/2 oz vodka
4 oz clamato juice
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
dash of Tabasco sauce
celery salt
lime wedge
pepper to taste
celery salt
celery stalk for garnish or a stem of basil
Rim a highball glass with the juice from the lime wedge and a combination of celery salt and salt.
Add the
vodka and clamato juice.
Season with pepper, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces to taste.
Stir well.
Garnish with a celery stick or a stem of basil

In Honor of Captain Goody

Kathy's Bloody Mariner
1/4 cup TABASCO® brand
Mildly Seasoned or Extra Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup clam juice
1 Boiled Shrimp

Pinch of Sea Salt
Combine TABASCO® Bloody Mary Mix,

vodka, and clam juice and pour over ice

in a tall glass; stir well and garnish with a Boiled shrimp.
Makes 1 serving.

Dill Bloody Marys Recipe

Dill Bloody Marys Recipe
2 Servings
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
1-1/2 cups Clamato juice, chilled
2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup vodka, optional
Ice cubes
2 celery ribs
2 Tabasco flavored Slim Jim's
2 dill pickle spears
2 pitted ripe olives
In a small pitcher, combine the first six ingredients.

The Alpine's Cajun Bloody

Mary12 oz Absolut Peppar (this is about 1 1/2 oz per 8 oz glass)

2 bottles Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix

1 bottle of Tabasco or Mr. T's hot sauce

1 dash prepared horseradish (I use quite a bit because I like em spicy)

1/4 tsp black pepper

Creole seasoning for rim of glass

Mix all ingredients together in 1 gallon container. Wet rim of glass with lime. Dip rim of glass in Creole seasoning. Garnish glass with green bean, olives, a pickle spear or a pickled okra
***I am not much of a drinker but while in New Orleans I wanted to try a few of the local specialities. This was absolutely fantastic!

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