Emeril Lagasse’s Cajun Bloody Mary

A super spicy kicked-up eye-opener

Photo: Courtesy of Emeril’s Homebase

Chef and TV host Emeril Lagasse serves these Cajun-style drinks during Mardi Gras. “You can’t go wrong with a Bloody in the morning,” he says. “Kicking them up with the extra spice will make sure you’re awake and ready for the day.”


  • Yield: One small pitcher

    • 1½ cups tomato juice

    • ¾ cup vodka

    • 1½ tbsp. fresh lemon juice

    • 1½ tbsp. fresh lime juice

    • 1 tbsp. prepared horseradish

    • 1½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce

    • 2 tsp. hot sauce

    • 1 tsp. Emeril's Original Essence

    • ½ tsp. salt

    • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

    • ¼ tsp. cayenne

    • For garnish: pickled green beans or okra, cocktail onions, celery stalks


  1. Combine all ingredients (except garnish) in a small pitcher and stir to combine. Refrigerate until well chilled, up to several days in advance. Serve over ice with garnishes on each glass.

Recipe from Emeril Lagasse, chef and TV host