Extra Bacony Bacon Bloody Mary By Chef Uno

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Want to make the most incredible Bloody Mary of your life? Start with bacon-infused vodka for your Bloody Mary mix, rim your glass with bacon salt, and garnish the whole thing with a chunk of candied bacon.

Chef Uno breaks it all down for you. Her recipes are below.

Bacon Vodka Ingredients:
4 slices bacon
2 cups Reyka vodka
*mason jar

Bacon Vodka Directions:
Place bacon in cold pan and turn the heat to medium heat, cook bacon until extra crispy. Remove bacon and allow to drain on paper towel. Once bacon fat has cooled to room temperature place 4 tablespoons in mason jar with vodka. Screw on the lid and shake the mixture vigorously, allow bacon fat to flavor vodka for 1-2 days.  Place the mason jar into the freezer for 30 minutes. This will freeze the bacon fat, but the alcohol won’t freeze. Line a mesh strainer and a coffee filter or cheesecloth; strain the vodka. The fat will be caught in the filter or cheesecloth, and the infused vodka will drip below. Label and store the bacon vodka for use in your favorite cocktail.

Bacon Salt Mix Ingredients:
1/4 cup kosher salt
2 tablespoons celery seed
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 strips crispy bacon

Bacon Salt Mix Directions:
Crumble bacon into 1" pieces into spice blender with celery seed until it becomes it becomes coursely ground. Remove and mix with salt and paprika. Store and use to rim glass for Bacon Bloody Mary.

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Bacon Bloody Mary Ingredients:                 
2  ounces bacon vodka
4 ounces Bloody Revolution Mix
2 dashes Valentina hot sauce
1 lime wedge each

Bacon Bloody Mary Ingredients:                 
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add bacon vodka, bloody Mary mix, hot sauce and squeeze lime.  Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.  Rim serving glass with lime and bacon salt. Fill with ice and strained Bloody Mary. Garnish with candied bacon (click here for recipe) and skewered olives and pickled peppers.

Cheers to eating well, Chef Uno.

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