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Bacon Oyster and Olive Bloody Mary

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This Bloody Mary will set you right after a late night out. Perfect accompaniment for a hang-out brunch with friends and family the next day. Hangar One's Chipotle Vodka is perfect for this. Bang bang in your mouth. Tomato Vodka does a fine job too.

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First off, find some big pimento-stuffed olives and shucked oysters (the fish section of good grocers will have jars of oysters). Wrap them each with bacon and hold together with a toothpick. Bake at 400F til the bacon is cooked. Don't broil as you'll set the toothpicks on fire unless you've soaked them in water for 30 mins or so and even then with the bacon fat I wouldn't risk it. (These are a great appetizer on their own, and you can always throw in some bacon wrapped snails too. Delicious!)

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I expect you know how to make a basic Bloody. Mix the following together using amounts that suit your palate.

Instead of Tabasco, add a teaspoon of hot Chinese chili sauce.

Grated garlic clove.

Squeeze of half a lemon.

Squeeze of anchovy paste.

Soy sauce. Worcestershire sauce.

Horseradish.

Lemon salt.

I like to add some beef bouillon if I have any open or if I'm making a large amount for a crowd.

Tomato juice + Chipotle Vodka.

Wasabi peas are quite tasty with this. Oh yes.

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