Tomato Bacon Sipper


This tomato-based drink is a refreshing and nice alternative to the sweet drinks that are popular when the weather warms up.

Tomato Bacon Sipper
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 clove garlic

  • 5 fresh basil leaves

  • 2 teaspoon lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt

  • 2 medium very ripe red heirloom tomatoes, halved

  • 1 ½ ounce vodka

  • 1 tablespoon pepper bacon, chopped and crisp-cooked

  • ½ teaspoon Asian chili sauce (Sriracha)

  • 1 - 2 tomato slices

  • 1 center leaf romaine

  • 1 slice crisp cooked peppered bacon


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Pour mixture into an ice-filled glass. Add tomato slices. garnish with romaine lettuce and bacon.


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 (per serving)

231 Calories
6g Fat
13g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 712mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 41.2mg 206%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 762mg 16%
Folate, total 50.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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.

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