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Bloody Mary with Bacon

A bloody mary cocktail in a glass with a strip of bacon and a celery stalk

Adding a strip of crispy bacon to this Bloody Mary recipe gives it such a delicious flavor. Plus, you have bacon to snack on! This recipe, which is really more of a guideline, is super flexible. See the blog post above for a full list of garnish ideas and how to create a DIY Bloody Mary bar. 

Ingredients

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  • ⅔ cup tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, i.e. Cholula’s (or to taste)
  • ¾ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon banana pepper juice or pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic and/or onion powder
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1-2 strips of bacon
  • Optional garnishes: celery, shrimp, sausage, cheese cubes, olives, pickled peppers, grape tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Cook the bacon on the stovetop (or use your preferred method of cooking) until crispy.* Make 1-2 strips per person.

Notes

  • See the blog post above for instructions and tips on how to cook bacon. 
  • If making for more people, you can make the Bloody Mary mix in a pitcher by combining all ingredients except vodka and bacon. In a glass filled with ice, add 2 ounces of vodka, and a slice of cooked bacon, and fill with Bloody Mary mix. 
  • For the recipe scaled to accommodate a pitcher, go to the section "How to Make a Bloody Mary with Bacon." I've scaled the recipe 12X to make 2-3 quarts. 

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