This is a no-frills, bare-bones recipe created during hurricane season one year when we didn't have all of the traditional ingredients, such as the celery stalk or olives. We all loved it, and it's been our go-to recipe since. It's spicy and strong, just like us Southern women.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir lemon juice, soy sauce, pickle juice, and Cajun seasoning together in a glass to dissolve the seasoning into the liquid; add tomato-vegetable juice cocktail and stir. Mix vodka into cocktail mixture and add ice.

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Cook's Notes:

Be aware that different brands of Cajun seasoning have different heat and spice levels with drastically differing ingredients. Look for one that has cayenne pepper, salt, garlic, celery, and bell pepper, or as close to that collection of ingredients as possible. Start with the smallest amount and add more as you wish to increase the heat!

This recipe is intended to be stout, so if this is too much vodka for you, reduce the amount to 1 jigger, or 1.5 fluid ounces.

You may also substitute Worcestershire sauce for the soy sauce but use half as much.

Olive juice can also be used in place of pickle juice.

You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon citric acid for the lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 1492.9mg 60% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2015
My husband loves this Bloody Mary! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2018
Lacked a little flavor. added horse radish for an extra boost. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2015
My husband loves this Bloody Mary! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
Oh yeah! Now am ready for the next her-icane! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2016
I boiled the whole (husked) tomatillos and diced onions first; drained and patted dry. I then broiled the tomatillos and a poblano (while I appreciate the heat of a serrano a poblano provides a nice chili flavor without the scoville heat of a seranno) until they just started to char. I then put the all the ingredients in a food processer and pureed; everything then went in a sauce pan brought to a boil then simmered for about 20 minutes. Prior to putting the blend into the sauce pan you DON'T need to add water the pureed tomatillos were juicy enough. Towards the end of simmering which will thicken it slightly you might want to add water; I added a 1/4 cup. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2020
I followed the recipe exactly, and the pickle juice overpowered the flavor. If I make this again, I will reduce by half or omit the pickle juice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2018
3.30.18 I used Spicy V8Juice for the mix and added frozen V8 juice ice cubes. Like the frozen cubes too because they don t dilute your drink as they start to melt. I used dill pickle juice and added additional cajun spice to the mix as well as adding the cajun spice to the salt to rim the glass. This is one very good unique bloody mary with robust flavor. A keeper for sure! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2018
Lacked a little flavor. added horse radish for an extra boost. Read More
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