True Blood(y) Mary

If you’ve been running from or chasing after vampires, werewolves or fairies, you can work up a pretty big appetite. In the new cookbook True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps, based on the critically acclaimed HBO series, True Blood, you’ll get a taste of some good southern delicacies straight from your favorite characters. Whether it is the daily special at Merlotte’s from Lafayette and Terry, or delectable drinks served by Eric at Fangtasia, you’ll be craving these recipes in no time. If you are looking to satisfy your bloodlust, here is a recipe you can sink your fangs into.


According to Arlene Fowler Bellefleur:

bloody mary“I know Jessica was made a vampire against her will ‘n’ all, but I don’t feel one bit sorry for her. You know why? She’s a goddamn tip hoarder. People love tippin’ redheads, and I used to be the only redhead at Merlotte’s. Now with that girl battin’ her stupid eyelashes at every male customer that walks in the door, I can’t get no one to sit in my section! So when my tables are real slow, or just plain empty, I make myself a Bloody Mary and sip it while I watch Mikey play with that stupid doll. It helps pass the time ‘til my shift is done and I can get home to Coby and Lisa.”

Bon Temps Bloody Mary

Makes 1 drink.

6 ounces……………Tomato juice
1 ½ ounces…………Vodka
1 teaspoon………….Fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon…………Worcestershire sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
Cayenne pepper
Cracked ice
Pickled green beans or pickles okra for garnish.

Combine the tomato juice, vodka, lime juice, and Worcestershire in a cocktail shaker. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Stir. Fill a highball glass with ice and pour the drink over ice. Garnish with beans or okra. Serve immediately.



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