Take to the Table Tuesday: Bloody Mary Bar

by Mindy Lockard on September 9, 2010

There was a tween slumber party game that gave me nightmares… and daymares for that matter. It was the game where one would lock him or herself in a dark bathroom, spin around three times in front of the mirror and say “her” name.

A young naive Mindy Knight, fell for this tale… a young Mindy Knight didn’t visit a dark restroom for the greater part of her tween years.

Thank goodness Mindy Knight is all grown up, because “she” will be joining us today to model a little accessorie we whipped–or should I say swizzled–up for her. Ms Mary that is. The accessory? Bacon Swizzle Sticks! And they are GOOD!

bloody-mary-bar

 From tailgates to Sunday brunch, these sticks are the swaazizzle. I think that’s a word… no? Yes?

drink-accessories

What you need?

  • Bacon (we love to pick up a couple of pounds from our Butcher)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 kosher salt
  • 1 tsp worcestershire
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning (optional)

How to make them…

Twist the bacon tight…

twisted-bacon

Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix with a fork. Sprinkle over the bacon and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.

sprinkle

While they are baking repeat the sprinkle and turn, until both sides are cooked.

flip-the-bacon1

When the bacon sticks are very golden and crispy remove them from the pan and cool on a paper towel. Don’t be afraid to put them back in the oven if you think they need more time. Be sure to watch closely, beause there is a difference in crispy and char.

cup-with-swizzle-stick

I love these as a Bloody Mary swizzle stick, but the Mr. who isn’t a huge fan of Ms. Mary loves them as a breakfast side.

Enjoy!
Note: we make them ahead and store in an air-tight containter in the refrigerator.

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pve 09.10.10 at 8:58 am

Truly, we must have been seperated at birth!
I adore bacon and bloody mary’s too!
pve

Liesel 09.10.10 at 4:56 pm

Mmm…I love bacon swizzles. Great idea to use them for Bloody Ms.

kandice 05.06.11 at 8:05 pm

I’m going to be making these for a girls brunch next saturday- they’ll be the perfect addition to my bloody mary bar! thanks for the great idea!!

Kate Lewis 06.25.11 at 4:25 pm

Mindy,
Those pictures have my mouth watering!

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