Barbecue contests are hard work, and sometimes you need a little hair of the dog to tend the pits early in the morning. Our Smokey KC Bloody Mary perfectly blends the flavors of Burnt Finger BBQ with everyone's favorite morning cocktail. It was originally developed for a contest entry at the Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival, but quickly found its way into our competition arsenal even when there wasn't a Bloody Mary category.
Combine the following ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 10 seconds:
- 2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz Burnt Finger BBQ Smokey KC or Spicy KC BBQ Sauce
- 1/4 oz Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2 oz tomato juice (or more, depending on your taste)
- Dash of fresh cracked black pepper
Take one of the freshly squeezed lemons and run it around the rim of the glass, then press the edge of the glass in margarita salt and then again in our Smokey KC Barbecue Rub. Fill the glass with ice and then add the mixture from the cocktail shaker.
For some flare, peel off some of the lemon skin and squeeze it’s oils over the top of the drink. Use a lighter to ignite oils and then drop in the peel.
Top with another dash of fresh cracked black pepper and Smokey KC seasoning.
Garnish the drink with a stalk of celery and a skewer of burnt ends and Tomolives (aka, pickled green tomatoes). Enjoy!