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Midwest Bloody Mary with Candied Bacon

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Total Time:
55 mins
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Servings:
4 Servings

This zingy Midwest Blood Mary featuring candied hickory smoked classic cut bacon is just the thing to get brunch going. Add other garnishes View More expand_more

This zingy Midwest Blood Mary featuring candied hickory smoked classic cut bacon is just the thing to get brunch going. Add other garnishes for extra panache, and you’ve got a refreshingly bold way to toast the day!

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Midwest Bloody Mary with Candied Bacon
alarm
Total Time:
55 mins
school
Skill Level:
Beginner
restaurant_menu
Servings:
4 Servings

Ingredients


Midwest Bloody Mary

Product ImageHickory Smoked Bacon, Classic Cut
14 ounces
Diced tomatoes
14 ounces
1 1/2 tablespoons
Fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 1/4 teaspoons
Worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
Apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon
1/2 teaspoon
Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Whole grain mustard
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
Celery Salt, 1/4 Teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
Ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon
1/8 teaspoon
Smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon
1 1/2 teaspoons
Horseradish (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons
8 slices
Candied Bacon, for garnish
8 slices
Garnish options: celery stalk, sliced limes or lemons, cherry tomatoes, gherkin pickles, and sliced jalapeños.
12 ounces
Vodka
12 ounces
Ice, to servw

Candied Bacon

16 ounces
Farmland Hickory Smoked Classic Cut Bacon
16 ounces
1 cup
Brown sugar
1 cup
1 tablespoon
Cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon

Directions


  1. Bloody Mary Mix: In a blender, add the tomatoes, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, hot sauce, celery salt, black pepper, kosher salt, smoked paprika, whole grain mustard, and horseradish. Blend on high speed for 30-40 seconds until mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass pitcher, cover, and refrigerate for 24 hours.

  2. Candied Bacon: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet pan with a silicone liner, parchment paper, or aluminum foil

  3. Place bacon slices onto an oven-safe wire rack. Try to avoid overlapping slices. Add brown sugar, cracked black pepper, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes to a small bowl. Stir to combine.

  4. Sprinkle the mixture over bacon slices. Use your hands to pat the sugar down, making sure to cover it all

  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until bacon is brown and crispy. Once baked, remove the sheet pan from the oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes to allow the caramelized sugar to harden. Tip: To add smokier flavor to drinks, soak candied bacon in the vodka 30 minutes before serving

  6. To serve, fill each pint glass with ice. Add 4 ounces of Bloody Mary Mix and 3 ounces of vodka over ice. Stir well to combine. Garnish options: celery stalk, sliced limes or lemons, 2 candied bacon slices, cherry tomatoes, gherkin pickles, and sliced jalapeños.

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Ingredients


Midwest Bloody Mary

14 ounces
Diced tomatoes
14 ounces
1 1/2 tablespoons
Fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 1/4 teaspoons
Worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
Apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon
1/2 teaspoon
Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Whole grain mustard
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
Celery Salt, 1/4 Teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
Ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon
1/8 teaspoon
Smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon
1 1/2 teaspoons
Horseradish (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons
8 slices
Candied Bacon, for garnish
8 slices
Garnish options: celery stalk, sliced limes or lemons, cherry tomatoes, gherkin pickles, and sliced jalapeños.
12 ounces
Vodka
12 ounces
Ice, to servw

Candied Bacon

16 ounces
Farmland Hickory Smoked Classic Cut Bacon
16 ounces
1 cup
Brown sugar
1 cup
1 tablespoon
Cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon

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