5teaspoonshot sauce(we use a combination of Frank’s RedHot and Valentina)
the juice of 1 whole medium sized lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1-2ozvodka,(per cocktail, or more if you want it stronger)
For the Garnish:
To Smoke the Tomatoes and Bacon
Set smoker to 250 degrees.
Prep Tomatoes: 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 tomatoes on a drying rack or baking sheet.
Smoked Tomatoes and Bacon: 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.
After approximately one hour, remove bacon and tomatoes. Let tomatoes cool then remove skin.
For the Smoked Bloody Marys
Transfer tomatoes to food processor or blender and pulse until pureed and juiced.
Add tomato juice, Worcestershire, horseradish, hot sauce, lemon juice, and additional seasonings to the blender. Stir or pulse again to combine. Adjust ingredients to your taste and preferences, and add any more ingredients as desired.
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)
Add ice cubes, then vodka, and top with the Bloody Mary mixture. Stir gently. Add garnishes. Instagram your creation and then tell all your friends how ridiculously delicious this cocktail is.
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).