A Bacon Bloody Mary is a great way to have a cocktail and a snack, all in one glass. I'll drink to that!
I originally shared this cocktail brunch recipe in 2016. I've recently updated this post with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.
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- clamato or tomato juice
- thick cut bacon
- brown sugar (for making smoky bacon, optional))
- smoked paprika (for making smoky bacon, optional)
- black pepper
- salami sticks (cut into pieces)
- marinated asparagus spears
- celery ribs
- celery seed
- cooked shrimp
- scallions (green onions)
- grape tomatoes
- lime slices
- hot sauce (optional)
Kitchen/Bar tools and equipment needed:
- tall cocktail glasses
- baking sheet/rack and foil (for making the sweet and smoky bacon)
- long wooden skewers
- measuring spoons
- straws (optional)
How many vodka cocktails does this recipe make?
As written, this recipe makes 1 cocktail.
However, it is easily adaptable to make as many as you like as needed.
You can even mix up an entire pitcher (or two) if you're serving a crowd.
What I wrote about this recipe back in 2016:
Happy New Year Everybody!!
Did you know that January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day?
What better way to ring in 2016 than with a Bacon Bloody Mary?
Hopefully, you don't need a little "hair of the dog" on the morning after New Year's Eve, but if you do, try this recipe. You'll feel better in no time!
Since it's a brand new year, and I'm unveiling a brand new look for my blog, I thought it was also appropriate if I took things even further by trying my hand at some cooking videos.
Since the video featured (for sweet and smoky bacon) is my first real attempt, please bear with me as I learn the ins and outs of video production.
There is a definite learning curve, and right now I'm at the low end of the arc, but there is nowhere to go but up from here. LOL
Is making sweet and smoky bacon necessary for this recipe?
No. Not at all!
But it will take your bloody mary to a whole new level of deliciousness!
Can other garnishes be used in this cocktail?
Yep! You're only limited by your imagination...
Here are some other bloody mary garnish suggestions that may spark your creativity:
- cocktail onions
- cooked beef cubes
- lemon wedges
- prepared horseradish
- carrot sticks
- cheese cubes
- pickle spears
You get the gist...
What do you add to your bloody mary? I'd love to know so don't be shy about leaving a comment.
Can this recipe be made without the alcohol?
By all means, YES!!
It will still pack a punch of flavor that you're going to LOVE!!
Additional brunch and/or bacon recipes I know you'll also enjoy:
*Bacon Egg Salad (shown below)
Bacon Egg Salad is a super simple, creamy, and flavorful upgrade to a standard egg salad, but it’s so much more memorable and delicious. Everyone will love it!
*Everything English Muffin Bread (not shown)
Everything English Muffin Bread is…wait for it…wait for it…EVERYTHING! No surprise there, I suppose. LOL
*Avocado Toast with Bacon and Egg (shown below)
Avocado toast gets an upgrade with the addition of bacon, egg, and hot sauce for an extra kick of flavor. Avocado Toast with Bacon and Egg is the perfect sandwich for any time of day!
*Scrambled Egg Breakfast Sliders (not shown)
Scrambled egg breakfast sliders make for a tasty morning treat. They’re fun to eat, filling, and will please the entire family!
*Bacon Bloody Mary (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!
Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today's cocktail recipe for a Bacon Bloody Mary.
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Printable Recipe Card
BACON BLOODY MARY
- 1 jigger vodka your favorite variety
- ½ cup Clamato juice or tomato juice
- 2 slices thick cut bacon cooked and cooled
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- pinch black pepper
- 1 rib celery
- 1 spear pickled asparagus
- 2 cooked cocktail shrimp
- 1 slice lime
- 2 mini links beef summer sausage
- 1 grape tomato
- 1 green olive
- 1 scallion
- pinch hot sauce optional
- pinch black pepper
- pinch celery salt
- Skewer the lime, beef sausages, grape tomato, and olive on the top portion of the skewer. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 425-degrees Fahrenheit
- Cover a baking sheet with foil (optional) and place a rack inside the baking sheet.
- Lay the thick cut bacon in an even layer on the baking rack and sprinkle with brown sugar, smoked paprika, and black pepper. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until no longer limp. Cool and set aside.
- Fill the glass half full of ice. Add the vodka and the juice.
- Add the bacon, celery, and asparagus to the glass. Garnish the rim of the glass with the cocktail shrimp.
- Give a dash or two of hot sauce (if desired), and sprinkle the top of the cocktail with black pepper and celery salt.
- Add the straw, give a quick stir, and enjoy!
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's brunch beverage option of a Bacon Bloody Mary as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!
Should you have any questions or comments regarding this recipe or anything else you’ve seen on my site, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. It is always my distinct pleasure to get back with a reply just as soon as I possibly can!