The only thing better than a cocktail...is a cocktail with bacon! Check out this BLT Mary made with local pastured pork bacon and VA-grown hydroponic lettuce.
- Bacon salt (or hickory smoked salt mixed with brown sugar) - 1-2 slices of cooked bacon, some fat reserved
- 1/8 tsp Liquid Smoke - 2oz vodka - 4oz Bloody Brilliant - Green butterhead or bibb lettuce for garnish
Rub the rim of the glass with bacon fat, then coat the rim with the salt. Combine the vodka, Liquid Smoke, and Bloody Mary mix in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour contents into the glass. Garnish with a bacon strip and lettuce leaves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀