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Tomato Bacon Sipper / Bloody Mary


Chef Chadwick Boyd


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. celery salt
  • 2 medium ripe red heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • 1 Tbsp. pepper bacon, chopped and crisp-cooked
  • ½ tsp. Asian chili sauce (Sriracha)
  • 1 to 2 tomato slices
  • 1 center leaf romaine
  • 1 slice pepper bacon, crisp-cooked


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine garlic, basil, lime juice, and celery salt. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, mash mixture to combine. Add tomatoes; mash until smooth and well incorporated.
  2. Add vodka, bacon, chili sauce, and ice to fill. Cover; shake well for 20 to 30 seconds.
  3. Strain mixture through a wire mesh strainer over a liquid measuring cup. Using the back of a spoon, press out all the juice. Discard solids.
  4. Pour mixture into an ice-filled glass. Add tomato slices. Garnish with romaine lettuce and bacon.
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