Bourbon Bacon Bloody Mary

June 3, 2021

Add a little flair to this Sunday brunch essential! This Bloody Mary uses bourbon instead of vodka to compliment our Bourbon Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar for the perfect savory punch!

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Serving size: 1


For the Candied Bacon:

  • 2 Slices Bacon
  • 1 tsp Sweet Applewood Barbecue Rub & Seasoning

For the Bloody Mary:

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 8 oz Tomato Juice
  • 1 oz Bourbon Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Horseradish
  • ¼ tsp Smokey Bacon Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • Ice

For the Garnish:

  • ½ tsp Bourbon Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Smokey Bacon Sea Salt
  • Candied BBQ Bacon
  • Olives, Pickled Asparagus, Pickle Spears


  • Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Season each bacon slice with ½ tsp of rub. Cook for 15 minutes, flip bacon, then cook another 10-15 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Let drain on a paper towel and set aside.
  • In a mixing glass, combine bourbon, tomato juice, bourbon balsamic, lemon juice, horseradish, sea salt, and pepper.
  • Prepare garnish using two wide bowls. Add ½ tsp balsamic to one and 1 tsp bacon salt to the other. Dip the serving glass in balsamic and then salt.
  • Carefully fill the glass with ice and add the Bloody Mary mix. Stir until the cocktail is cold, about 30 seconds.
  • Garnish with candied bacon, olives, pickled asparagus, and pickle spears.

Recipe Note: 

The possibilities are endless when garnishing a Bloody Mary! Some of our favorite toppings include: Green Olives, Pickled Asparagus, Pickles, Jalapeños, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Celery, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Lemon or Lime Slices, Cheese Cubes, and Cooked Shrimp.