Smoky Bloody Marys

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 drinks
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6 slices peppered bacon

3 1/4 cups tomato juice

1 1/4 cups bacon-flavored vodka (or regular vodka)

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 3 lemons)

1 tablespoon horseradish

2 teaspoons chipotle hot sauce

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon celery salt

Freshly ground pepper

6 stalks celery with leaves


  1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, 9 to 11 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a pitcher; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Pour the Bloody Mary mixture into 6 large ice-filled glasses. Add a piece of bacon and a celery stalk to each.