Smoked Bloody Mary with Smoked Bacon (the Video)
 
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Recipe for Smoked Bloody Marys with Smoked Bacon. Smoke tomatoes and bacon and blend into the ultimate brunch drink for smoked food lovers.
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Recipe type: easy
Cuisine: breakfast, brunch
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
To Smoke the Tomatoes and Bacon:
  • 5-6 Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • Salt, pepper, Old Bay seasoning (about 2 tablespoons, just enough to coat the tomatoes)
  • 4-6 pieces of thick cut bacon
For the Mix
  • The smoked tomatoes
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 5 teaspoons hot sauce (we used a combination of Frank‚Äôs Red Hot and Valentina)
  • The juice of 1 whole lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Vodka (1-2 oz per cocktail, or more if you want it stronger!)
For the Garnish:
  • Smoked bacon
  • Pickled asparagus
  • Celery
  • Lemon wedges
Instructions
  1. Set smoker to 275 degrees.
  2. Cut tomatoes in halves (or quarters if they are larger tomatoes) and remove stems. Season with salt, pepper, and your favorite vegetable spice (think Old Bay seasoning), just enough to coat. Place a drying rack on a baking sheet and put the tomatoes on the drying rack. Smoke the tomatoes with the lid closed until they look soft and roasted. At the same time, layout slices bacon in the smoker for one hour to get crisp. (Use as much bacon as needed for cocktails). You want the bacon to be pretty crispy so they stand up and remain crispy when used as a garnish in the cocktail.
  3. After approximately one hour, remove bacon and tomatoes. Let tomatoes cool then remove skin.
  4. Transfer tomatoes to food processor or blender and pulse until pureed and juiced.
  5. Add tomato juice, Worcestershire, horseradish, hot sauce, lemon juice, and additional seasonings. Stir or pulse again to combine. Adjust ingredients to your taste and preferences, and add any more ingredients as desired.
  6. Rim a pint sized glass with lemon juice, then dip it upside down in the seasoning mixture. (For an extra flare consider mixing smoked salt with seasoning for the glass rim. We get excellent smoked salt from The Meadow in Portland.)
  7. Add ice cubes, then vodka, and top with the Bloody Mary mixture. Stir gently. Add garnishes. Instagram your creation. Tell all your friends how ridiculously delicious this cocktail is.
Notes
For the bacon: add enough for 4 cocktails, but know you will be tempted to eat a few pieces before it's cocktail time (hence using extra bacon).
This should yield enough for 4 servings.
Recipe by Vindulge at http://www.vindulge.com/2017/06/smoked-bloody-mary-with-smoked-bacon-the-video/