Day 72 – Bacon Bloody Mary

Hello Yearlings!

Is everyone having an excellent Friday? I have been extremely excited to be back to nearly fully healed from my illness. It’s nice to feel basically human again. In celebration we had some people over and Alex decided to pull out all the stops for them. Alex has a specialty Bloody Mary recipe that never fails to impress our guests, and he has been gracious enough to share the recipe with me!

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The ingredients.
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The trick to this recipe is to bake the bacon instead of frying it off in the pan. You don’t loose half the bacon to shrinkage.
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Then line the rim with the chili/salt mix.
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Then mix your ingredients, fill the glass and garnish with bacon.
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Close up on all that beautiful color.

Ingredients:

12 oz tomato juice

2 oz jalapeño vodka

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp horseradish paste

1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper

1/4 tsp ancho chile powder

1/8 tsp celery salt

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp tabasco (I like Chipotle, but you can use standard variety)

2 strips bacon (cured and baked)

Mix liquids and solids, minus bacon, and shake with ice in shaker.  Bake bacon in the oven until crisp (425 degrees F).  Pour mixture into glass, and add bacon strips to glass.  Can rim glass with mixture of 1/4 tsp ancho chili powder and 1/4 tsp kosher salt.  Enjoy.

I don’t actually eat bacon, or any meat at all, but I know how incredibly popular this drink is with all of our friends. You can make it with regular vodka but the jalapeño vodka adds an extra layer to the flavor that really drives the full bouquet of the drink home. If you like Bloody Mary’s, then you really have to give this bad boy a try.

Lost of Love,

Maya

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