Candied Bacon Bloody Mary
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This refreshing Candied Bacon Bloody Mary is the perfect accompaniment to any breakfast or brunch favorites and is great to serve at a football party!
Recipe type: Drinks
  • 1 LiDestri Bloody Mary Cocktail (Traditional OR Spicy)
  • Celery Salt
  • Kosher Salt
  • Garnishes of choice (lemon wedge, lime wedge, celery stalk, green olive, etc.)
  • Candied Bacon (see below for instructions)
  • Candied Bacon:
  • 12 slices bacon, about ¼-inch thick
  • Finely ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  1. Bloody Mary:
  2. Rub the outer edge of glasses with a lime wedge and roll in celery salt/kosher salt mixture. Add a few ice cubes to each glass and pour the liquid from the LiDestri Bloody Mary pouch over the ice. Garnish with the candied bacon, lime wedge, celery stalk, or other garnishes of your choosing. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
  3. Candied Bacon:
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  5. Put bacon slices in a bowl, season them with pepper and toss with the brown sugar. Cover a baking sheet with parchment or foil and arrange the bacon in a single layer on top. Sprinkle any sugar left in the bowl over the bacon. Top with another layer of parchment or foil and top it, squarely, with another baking sheet. The baking sheet will flatten the bacon as it cooks.
  6. Place the tray in the center of the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Check the bacon by lifting the top tray and parchment. If it is not golden brown and fairly crispy, resist the temptation to turn up the oven temperature, and cook it for 10 to 15 minutes longer. Check it again.
  7. Keep in mind that when you remove the tray and transfer the bacon to a serving platter or individual plates, the bacon will "crisp" up a little more. Be patient!
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