Why It Works
- Smoky mezcal and crisp bacon emphasize the drink's savory qualities.
- Puréed roasted jalapeño adds a complex, fruity heat.
Smoky mezcal replaces vodka in this jalapeño-spiked take on the classic Bloody Mary. Served with a crisp bacon swizzle stick, it's the kind of savory, spicy cocktail that's equally at home on the brunch or the dinner table.
For the Roasted-Jalapeño Purée:
2 large jalapeños
For the Cocktail:
1/4 cup (48g) kosher salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 cups (720ml) tomato juice or V8
1 1/2 cups (360ml) mezcal
3/4 cup (180ml) fresh juice from about 6 limes
1/4 cup Roasted-Jalapeño Purée
To Make the Jalapeño Purée: Place jalapeños in an oven-safe dish lined with tinfoil and broil, turning at 5-minute intervals, until all sides are blackened and charred, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool, then add to the jar of a blender. Blend until smooth.
To Prepare the Glasses: On a small plate, combine salt and chili powder. Run a lime wedge around the rim of 6 tall beer or Collins glasses and coat edges with salt/chili mixture. Add a bacon swizzle stick to each glass. Fill glasses with ice.
To Make the Cocktail: In a large pitcher, combine tomato juice, mezcal, lime juice, and jalapeño purée. Stir to combine and pour into individual glasses.
Blender, wooden skewers
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7%|
|Total Carbohydrate 8g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 104mg||518%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|