Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary

June 24, 2014 by Ali

This Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary is a very simple, smoky, and scrumptious twist on the classic drink.

Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary | #cocktail #drink

You say tomato, I say…


Yes, after nearly 5 years of blogging, it is about darn time I post a Bloody Mary recipe on this blog. Especially when tomato season is kicking into high gear. And temperatures are soaring. And cool, refreshing, and arguably somewhat good for you (right?) drinks are in high demand.

But we’re all in luck! Because this Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary cocktail is the fourth and final recipe that I am sharing this month in a partnership with Better Homes and Gardens. They asked me to create a Month of Drinks to share on their Delish Dish blog. And after sharing recipes for a Green Pina Colada Smoothie, Strawberry Sangria, and a Ginger Tom Collins, we thought the only appropriate grand finale for summer would be a classic Bloody Mary kicked up with the addition of some peppered bacon.

And grand it is.


Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary | #cocktail #drink

There are, of course, about 5 zillion ways you can customize a bloody mary. (For inspiration on that, you should totally check out my friend Heidi’s post on creating a Bloody Mary Bar.)

But I’m not a big olive person. Nor do I really get excited about all things pickled. If someone says bacon, though, you’d better believe that my ears perk up just as quickly as my pup’s.

I love bacon.

Especially when it’s peppered.

Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary | #cocktail #drink

So for a very simple twist on Better Homes and Gardens’ classic Bloody Mary recipe, I just added in some smoky peppered bacon, along with some smoked paprika and a little extra black pepper (which I also used to rim the glass). It’s super easy to make, and if you ask me, it provides just the extra hint of smokiness I love in a Bloody Mary.

And it’s even good for you since you’re drinking all of those veggies, right? ;)

So click on over to the Delish Dish blog to see my recipe for this Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary.

Cheers, friends!

Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary | #cocktail #drink

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Better Homes and Gardens. They invited me to be a guest blogger on their site for the month of June. But all of my opinions are 100% my own as always. Thanks for your support with the series this month!

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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11 thoughts on “Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary

  1. This looks really good right about now! Love your recipes!

    - Jessica Knott {Swankyrecipes}

  2. Amazingly gorgeous!

    - Meredith

  3. Bacon makes everything better, doesn’t it?? I just love the salt and pepper rim! So vivid!

    - Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

  4. Love the sound of bacon in this Ali – a lovely twist!

    - Millie | Add A Little

  5. Greatest drink idea I have seen in a long time, love this!

    - Matt Robinson

  6. These are so fun Ali! That bacon garnish is to die for!

    - Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)

  7. Seriously gorgeous drink! I need a giant glass of this bloody mary!

    - Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

  8. This is could be the best Bloody Mary ever! Pinned!

    - Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

  9. This looks amazing, love the added bacon, who doesn’t love bacon!?!?!! ;) Cheers!

    - Karen @ Lushious Eats

  10. Ali, these look like the ultimate bloody!!!

    - Bri | Bites of Bri

  11. Is it weird that I want to keep dunking the bacon in the Bloody Mary and eating it? Can we have like 4 slices per drink? I’m thinking yes. This is perfect!

    - Cookbook Queen