Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Smokehouse Bacon Bloody


Before you say anything about the size of the glass, the original Bloody Mary cocktail specifies an Old Fashioned glass. It wasn't until much later that Bloody Marys became the tall pint glass or pitcher thing that they are now. The sad thing about that evolution, however, is that it hides the flavor of the booze under twice as much tomato juice and hot sauce. What if you want to taste the spirit you used?

Well, you can't miss MurLarkey's Smokehouse whiskey. The bacon smoke accentuates the peppery and tangy Bloody mix and just demands that you add a slice of bacon to the drink. Generally I'm in favor of outlandish garnishes with Snapper genre cocktails. But I prefer there to be balance: anytime your garnishes are larger than the drink itself, you are just hung over and hungry. So in the spirit of balance, a lime slice is a lovely addition. 

  • 1 1/2 oz. MurLarkey Smokehouse whiskey
  • 4 oz. Bloody Mary mix, Clamato or use a homemade Red Snapper recipe
  • coarse sea salt
  • lime slice
  • slice of bacon
Rim an Old Fashioned glass in salt by rubbing the lime wedge around it and dipping it in a shallow dish of sea salt. Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Pour into the Old Fashioned glass and garnish with bacon and lime slice.

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