'A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook' imagines the foods of New Orleans' favorite malcontent _lowres

Photo by CYNTHIA LeJEUNE NOBLES -- Dr. Talc’s Bloody Mary

Dr. Talc’s Bloody Mary

Makes 1 large drink. Recipe is from “The Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook: Recipes from Ignatius J. Reilly’s New Orleans” by Cynthia LeJeune Nobles.

6 ounces V8 juice

2 ounces vodka

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

¼ teaspoon Tabasco brand sauce

¼ teaspoon prepared horseradish

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

¼ teaspoon celery salt

Pickled okra, lemon wedges and celery sticks for garnish

1.Pour all drink ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake until thoroughly mixed. Strain into a large ice-filled glass and garnish with okra, lemon wedges and celery sticks.