Farewell, 2016. You were not the best year, that is for sure, and we're not sorry to see you go. We welcome 2017 a week after the fact on a snowy Saturday meant for brunch and cocktails. In fact, a few weeks ago, we registered to take part in the Stirrings "Stir It Up Holiday Blogger Mixology Challenge" and after some experimentation, we think we've finalized our entry.
We hereby give you The Bloody B.L.T. - the cocktail version of the simple yet perfect bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. It's made with Stirrings Bloody Mary Mix and bacon-infused vodka but everyone knows the best part of a Bloody Mary is the garnish. This one has grilled romaine lettuce and a perfectly crisp rasher of bacon along with some chopped bacon bits on the rim. Indulgent, yes, but just what the New Year ordered. CHEERS!
makes one cocktail
8 ounces Stirrings Simple Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix
2 ounces bacon-infused vodka
1 slice cooked bacon
1 leaf romaine lettuce, preferably grilled
1 wedge lemon or lime
bacon bits for the glass rim
Pour some bacon bits onto a small plate. Use the lemon or lime to moisten the rim of a glass, then press the rim of the glass into the bacon bits. Fill the glass with ice, then add the vodka and cocktail mix; stir to combine. Garnish with lettuce and bacon.
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