Tomato Bacon Sipper
- In a cocktail shaker, combine garlic, basil, lime juice and celery salt. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, mash mixture to combine. Add the halved tomatoes and muddle until smooth and well incorporated. Add vodka, bacon, chili sauce, and ice to fill. Cover; shake well for 20 to 30 seconds.
- Strain mixture through a wire mesh strainer over a liquid measuring cup. Using the back of a spoon, press out all the juices. Discard solids.
- Pour mixture into an ice-filled glass. Add tomato slices. garnish with romaine lettuce and bacon.
From the Test Kitchen
To coat glass rims, rum rim of glass with lime wedge. Place celery salt and paprika in a shallow dish and dip rim of glass into mixture.
If you don't own a cocktail shaker or muddler, use a large glass jar with lid and a wooden spoon to mash the tomatoes.
Virgin Muddled Mary
For a nonalcoholic version, make as directed through step 3, omitting the vodka. Stir in 1 1/2 ounces lemon-flavored sparkling water.
Nutrition Facts (Tomato Bacon Sipper)
- Per serving:
- 231 kcal cal.,
- 6 g fat
- (2 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 3 g monounsatured fat),
- 15 mg chol.,
- 712 mg sodium,
- 13 g carb.,
- 4 g fiber,
- 8 g sugar,
- 8 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet