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BLT Bloody Mary

by James Stevenson

Here’s a crazy thought: a bacon, lettuce, and tomato Bloody Mary for your hangover. This Bloody Mary is a BLT sandwich in liquid form. I went all the way with this one by actually blending the bacon into the drink. I was going to add some of the bacon fat to the Bloody Mary mixture for some extra flavor but I could not help myself and had to blend the bacon.

, BLT Bloody Mary

Yes, blended bacon happened today and it made this drink crazy delicious. The spiciness of the arugula kicks the drink up a notch and balances out the acid from the tomatoes and fat from the bacon. If you every needed a meal in a cup this is it not only do you get to drink the bacon there is also a slice in the garnish that can be enjoyed right off the bat. Try this Bloody Mary this weekend with your brunch; it will kick your regular Bloody Mary up a notch and who doesn’t want to start there morning with some good fried bacon in a drink? Take your Bloody Mary to the next level and make it a BLT!

, BLT Bloody Mary

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces of vodka
  • ½ cup of roasted tomatoes (a couple of more for garnish)
  • ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces of V8 Juice
  • ¼ cup of packed arugula (more for garnish)
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • 4 slices of bacon (2 for the drink and 2 for the garnish)
  • 2 big ice cubes

Garnish: Roasted tomatoes, arugula, and bacon

Instructions:

  1. In a blender combine all ingredients except the ice and garnishes
  2. Blend mixture until all ingredients have been combined
  3. Fill two glasses with ice cubes and pour mixture over ice

Yields: 2 servings

, BLT Bloody Mary

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