Friday, February 21, 2014

Bacon Bloody Mary

Bacon Bloody Mary
Title: Bacon Bloody Mary | Date: 02/21/2014 |
Photographers: James Kiester | This picture was
 taken by the author of this blog.
I enjoy a spicy Bloody Mary.  I love bacon.  Thus, when Food Network Magazine published their recipe for a Smoky Bloody Mary I was intrigued.

However, there was a problem.  Their recipe makes a batch of six drinks, and to quote George Thorogood, "I drink alone, yeah, with nobody else.  You know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself."

The magazine's writers also used bacon flavored vodka and store bought pepper bacon in their version of the drink.

To save money and reduce waste, I used  non-flavored Monopolowa Vodka, which I already had on hand, made a piece of pepper bacon, and reduced the recipe to make a single cocktail.

I also replaced the tomato juice with V8 simply because V8 has more flavor. For a take on Clams Casino, one could also use Clamato.

While I didn't miss the bacon flavored vodka, you can click here and follow the directions to infuse your own vodka with bacon flavor.  I simply didn't go to the trouble.   The result was still a salty refreshing drink with good kicks of spice & smoke as well as a strong vodka flavor.
Bacon Bloody Mary
Bacon Bloody Mary
Title: Bacon Bloody Mary |
Date: 02/21/2014 |
Photographers: James Kiester
This picture was taken by the author of this blog.

  • 3/4 Cup tomato juice, V8, or Clamato
  • 1/4 Cup vodka
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash Celery salt
  • 1 dash Ground pepper for drink + more for bacon
  • 2.5 tbsp. Hot pepper sauce (I use Tabasco, but any hot sauce will do as long as it's not thick like Sriracha)
  • 1 tsp Horseradish
  • 1 stalk of celery (for garnish)
  • 1 THIN slice of bacon (for garnish)
  1. Choose a thin slice of bacon to fry up and coat it liberally with fresh ground pepper. 
  2. Fry the bacon over medium heat for 9 to 11 minutes until crisp, and drain bacon on a paper towel.
  3. Build the liquid ingredients in an 8 ounce glass (over ice cubes if preferred).
  4. Stir well. 
  5. Add the seasonings to taste.
  6. Stir again.
  7. Garnish with bacon and celery stalk.
Recipe prints as page 2 for your recipe file or refrigerator.


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