Bacon Bloody Mary Cocktail with Bacon Infused Vodka Recipe

Hair of the dog?  Maybe you’re just looking for a great brunch cocktail or trying to impress the bacon addicts with something new.  Try a Bacon Bloody Mary!  

It is easy to add this variation to your mixologist repertoire by using Bacon Infused Vodka.  If you can not find Bacon Infused Vodka on the shelf – make it yourself by following these easy instructions below.  Infusing the vodka is very easy to do.  This would be a fun rainy day project for you and your friends.

History of Bloody Mary Cocktail:

In 1921, an American bartender in Paris, Fernand “Pete” Petiot, mixed up some vodka and tomato juice.  According to legend, Petiot said,“  It was suggested we call the drink ‘Bloody Mary’ because it reminded him of the Bucket of Blood Club in Chicago, and a girl there named Mary.”   In 1934, Petiot brought the drink to the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in New York.  It was in New York that he added pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, lemon, lime, and horseradish.  Petiot pushed his tomato-based drink as a hangover cure.

Born the Bucket of Blood, this drink was later called Red Snapper and Morning Glory before finally being christened Bloody Mary, supposedly after American entertainer, George Jessel, accidentally spilled one of these crimson beverages over a young woman named Mary.


Bacon Bloody Mary Cocktail



Bacon Bloody Mary Cocktail with Bacon Infused Vodka Recipe:
Prep Time
5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Bloody Mary Cocktail with Bacon Infused Vodka Recipe
Servings: 8 (6-ounce) servings
For Each Serving:
Bacon Bloody Mary Mix:
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1 medium-size lemon, juiced
  • 2 medium limes, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
Bacon Infused Vodka:
  • 1 (750) bottle of vodka (good-quality)
  • 4 to 5 strips of bacon, crisp-cooked and drained**
Equipment Needed:
  • Sterilized glass jar with lid (save the vodka bottle and sterilize it or use a 1-quart Mason Jar)
  • Large strainer or funnel
  • Coffee filters
Bacon Bloody Mary Cocktail with Bacon Infused Vodka Instructions:
  1. When ready to serve, remove the chilled Bloody Mary Mix from the refrigerator and stir well.

  2. Fill each cocktail glass halfway with ice cubes.  

  3. Pour 2 ounces of the Bacon Infused Vodka and 4 ounces of the Bloody Mary Mix into each serving glass.  Stir to combine.

  4. Garnish each drink with a slice of crisp bacon, celery stalk or dill pickle spear, and either a pickled green tomato, spicy green bean.  You could add all the garnishes and make it a meal!

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Bacon Bloody Mary Mix Instructions:
  1. This is a spicy Bloody Mary Mix.  Adjust the ingredients according to your tastes.

  2. Place the above ingredients into a 1-quart container and whisk until well combined.

  3. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hour or preferably overnight.  This mix will keep up to 24 hours.

  4. Makes 8 (6-ounce) servings.

Bacon Infused Vodka Instructions:
  1. There really isn't much work to make Bacon Infused Vodka.  All you do is add some slices of cooked bacon to some vodka and let marinate or infuse for a week.  What could be easier?  This vodka takes the classic Bloody Mary up a notch! 

  2. Place the cooked bacon strips into the jar of your choice.  Fill the jar with vodka so that the bacon is completely submerged.  Screw the lid on tight. Refrigerate until the vodka reaches the desired level of infusion, at least 3 days and up to 1 week.  Of course you will need to do some taste testing!

  3. After 1 week, remove the infused vodka from the refrigerator and remove the bacon.  Discard the bacon or eat it, if you desire.

  4. You will notice that small droplets of bacon fat have separated and floated to the top of the vodka.  To remove the bacon fat, use a funnel with 2 or 3 coffee filters.  Pour the cold Bacon Infused Vodka through the filter to catch any droplet of fat; discard the filter with the bacon fat.   Repeat the filter process again to obtain a clear pale yellow vodka.

  5. Store the infused bottle in the refrigerator.

  6. You are now ready to make your Bacon Infused Bloody Mary (see recipe above).

    Bacon Infused Vodka
Recipe Notes

* The is not the exact amount of vodka used as the bacon takes up some of the volume.  Save the remaining vodka or another use, or drink it if you are so inclined.

** Either fry or oven-bake your bacon strips.  Learn how to Oven-Baked Bacon - Perfect Baked Bacon (this is my favorite way of cooking bacon - no mess).

Comments and Reviews

One Response to “Bacon Bloody Mary Cocktail with Bacon Infused Vodka Recipe”

  1. Yazzie Abby

    You could probably do a fat wash for the bacon vodka. You can eat the bacon and just infuse the grease. And a day of infusing is all you should need. After it’s ready and infused, just freeze it. The vodka will stay liquid while the fat solidifies. Now you have clear, bacon-flavored vodka. You can also infuse sriracha in vodka too. You just have to strain through coffee filters for a few hours.


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