Tasting Notes: On the weekends, Paradox Grille at Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa offers a popular “Create Your Own” Bloody Mary Bar. Guests add their own vodka and nearly anything you might think of to garnish a Bloody Mary is available. This mix comes from a recipe in the book “In The Land of Cocktails” by New Orleans’ restauranteurs Lally Brennan and Ti Martin from the Commander’s Palace and Swizzle Stick in New Orleans, who know a thing or two about cocktails. Paradox Grille uses a good local mix not widely available. Make a pitcher of for your next brunch — guaranteed to make your friends and family very happy!
Lu’s Bloody Mary Mix (for 8 cocktails):
- One 32 ounce Bottle V-8 juice (original tomato)
- 6 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Crystal hot sauce
Combine V-8, Worcestershire, cayenne, garlic powder, and hot sauce in a pitcher, stir well and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Wet the rim of the 8 highball glasses using 1 lemon wedge.
Dip rim in plate of Creole seasoning (or Hawaiian red salt or Old Bay seasoning )
Pour 1 ½ to 2 oz. of vodka in each glass.
Pour in the mix to half of the glass.
Fill rest with ice and top each with a lemon and a lime wedge.
Leave head space for garnishing by guests.
- 9 Lemon Wedges
- 8 Lime Wedges
- Pickled Okra
- Pickled Green Beans
- Pickled Green Tomatoes
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Stuffed Olives on Picks
- Celery Rib with Leaves
- Cocktail Onions
- Crispy Cooked Bacon Strips
- Jalapeño Wheels
- Bottles of Different Hot Sauces