(makes one cocktail)
6 Oz. Tomato Juice
1 TSP. Black Pepper
1 TSP. Worcestershire Sauce
½ TSP Bacon Salt (if you can find it!)
1 Squeeze of Lemon
1 Dash of Tabasco pepper sauce
ABSOLUT Vodka (or kick it up a notch with ABSOLUT Peppar)
GARNISH IDEAS: A big ole fatty strip of bacon, celery, cherry tomato, cheddar cheese, pearled onion, carrot
GLASSWARE: Highball Glass
Rim a highball glass with salt. Mix vodka and cold tomato juice in a glass. Add the pepper, Tabasco and Worcestershire Sauce. Squeeze a slice of lemon on top and stir. Garnish with celery stalks and a skewered bacon strip.
WHAT WE THOUGHT:
Some tips on this one…
1) Don't skimp on the bacon. Ask your butcher for some thick-cut strips. We went with the peppered bacon from the butcher at Whole Foods and it was oh-so-good.
2) Go heavy on the Worcestershire sauce and pepper to give the mix some extra smokiness and spice.
3) Skewer the bacon right after you get done cooking it so when it cools down it takes the form of a bacon serpent. Fancy, yummy and practical, we give this one a high-five for its combo of smoky flavoring, spicy kick and porky goodness.
Photos by Gene Kosoy
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