So, once one has made a batch of bacon infused vodka, one must drink it. And where better than in a Bloody Mary. Emily Meyers of Emily G's shared this recipe that is absolutely delicous. It's full of texture, depth and smoky goodness.
I decided to have a Bacon Party this past Sunday morning, inviting a few friends to my buddy Bob's house. The words 'Bacon Party' proved an easy draw...
Emily's Best Ever Bacon Bloody Recipe: 64 oz. low sodium V8 or tomato juice; 1/4-1/3 cup Pepper Vinegar Sauce; juice of one lemon; 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt; 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of Chinese mustard and 1/2 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce. Add homemade bacon infused vodka to taste.
Combine with a whisk and adjust to your liking.
Emily brought over some cheese and her Strawberry Chipotle jam, which was ridiculously good.
I made dates stuffed with almonds and wrapped in bacon. (Broil for about 5 minutes, till nice and crispy on all sides) and my new favorite recipe, Pig Candy. I first had this at this restaurant I love in Los Angeles called Lou. They have it as an appetizer and I remember fondly not being able to stop eating it. God I miss Lou. The recipe is extremely easy and you'll only need three ingredients; bacon, brown sugar and cayenne pepper.
These are so delcious....
The Pig Candy is a little crispy, sweet and has that spicy kick of cayenne pepper. It's just slice after slice of heaven.
My friends Bob, Emily, Susan and Lyn were thirsty, hungry and slightly hungover... perfect candidates for a Sunday Morning Bacon Party.
Emily finishes the bloodies off with some pickled accoutrements, which included her homemade pickled tomatoes, pickled okra, dill pickles and Phickles pickled carrots from Athens, Georgia.
Such a good time...perhaps this will inspire you to have your own Bacon Party. It takes a little time and effort but the end result will satiate your deepest salty, sweet cravings... all the while promoting lazy behavior and an incessant desire to rub your belly in deep satisfaction. Who doesn't deserve that on a Sunday?
**A big thank you to Emily Meyers for sharing her recipes, expertise and time with us, to Rusty Bowers for helping to make the bacon infused bacon, to Bob for opening up his home to us and changing Emily's tire... and to Lyn and Susan for being such happy, hungry and thirsty guests.
Photos and Content: Sweet Peach