Wisconsin Bloody Mary

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Cocktail History

The Wisconsin Bloody Mary is a Sips From Scripts original brunch cocktail that was created as a variation of the classic Bloody Mary. The classic is traditionally made with vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper; meanwhile, ours calls for a similar template but with bacon-flavored vodka, a simple yet zesty tomato mix, a tajín rim, and several Wisconsin-inspired garnishes.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Bloody Mary Mix: This is the liquid mixture made with vegetable juices, vinegar, sugar, and spices. We used Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix because it has notes of carrot, celery, beet, lettuce, onion, and parsley.

Bacon Vodka: This is a type of vodka made with bacon, grains, vegetables, and alcohol. We used Chippewa River Distillery Trumie’s Bacon-Flavored Vodka because it has a savory bacon flavor that mixes well in cocktails. For a mocktail version of this drink, try STRYKK Not V*dka infused with bacon in place of the vodka.

Worcestershire Sauce: This is a savory sauce made with soy sauce and vinegar.

Celery Stick: This is a green leafy vegetable with thick stalks.

Meat Stick: This is ground and seasoned meat that has been stuffed into a casing, cooked, and dried. We used Crescent Meats Original Meat Sticks.

Cheddar Cheese Curd: This is a small piece of curdled milk. We used Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Natural Cheddar Cheese Curds.

Pickle Spear: This is a cucumber that has been preserved in vinegar and cut into slices. We used Famous Dave’s Signature Spicy Pickle Spears.

Green Olive: This is an olive that has been harvested before it is fully ripened.

Lime Slice: This is a slice of lime that has been cut into a half wheel shape.

Tajín: This is a Mexican spice made with peppers, lime, and salt.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Bar Spoon: This is used to stir ingredients. We used the Barfly Stainless Steel Teardrop Bar Spoon.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Cocktail Pick: This is used to hold the garnish. We used one from the I-MART Stainless Steel Cocktail Pick Set.

Tasting Notes

The Wisconsin Bloody Mary features the noticeable aroma of tomato, the initial taste of Tajín followed by savory tomato, and notes of bacon and Worcestershire sauce on the swallow.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We’ve tried some wild variations of this cocktail over the years, but Alex always comes back to this simpler one because it’s his favorite. Kendall can’t really drink much of a Bloody Mary because the tomato juice gives her heartburn, but the few sips she sneaked when tasting this one were delicious.

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Recipe

AuthorSips From Scripts

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 6 oz Bloody Mary Mix
 2 oz Bacon Vodka
 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
 1 Celery Stick
 1 Meat Stick
 1 Cheddar Cheese Curd
 1 Pickle Spear
 1 Green Olive
 1 Lime Slice
 1 tbsp Tajín

Method
1

Pour tajín onto a plate, rub outer rim of glass with lime rind, and roll glass in tajín until coated.

2

Add bacon vodka, Worcestershire sauce, and cubed ice to a highball glass.

3

Top with Bloody Mary mix.

4

Stir gently for 5-10 seconds.

5

Garnish with celery stick, meat stick, cheddar cheese curd, pickle spear, and green olive.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 6 oz Bloody Mary Mix
 2 oz Bacon Vodka
 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
 1 Celery Stick
 1 Meat Stick
 1 Cheddar Cheese Curd
 1 Pickle Spear
 1 Green Olive
 1 Lime Slice
 1 tbsp Tajín

Directions

Method
1

Pour tajín onto a plate, rub outer rim of glass with lime rind, and roll glass in tajín until coated.

2

Add bacon vodka, Worcestershire sauce, and cubed ice to a highball glass.

3

Top with Bloody Mary mix.

4

Stir gently for 5-10 seconds.

5

Garnish with celery stick, meat stick, cheddar cheese curd, pickle spear, and green olive.

Wisconsin Bloody Mary

Make It a Mocktail: Use STRYKK Not V*dka infused with bacon in place of the vodka to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Brunch Cocktails

If you like this brunch cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

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