Basil BBQ Bloody Mary
courtesy Chef Shannon Kimball
3 cups tomato juice
1/4 cup FireBug-Hot Grilling Sauce
1 teaspoon(s) horseradish
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose BBQ seasoning
1 cup Vodka
6 slices smoked bacon, fully cooked, for garnish
6 small basil stalks with leaves, for garnish
In a pitcher, whisk together all ingredients except the BBQ seasoning, vodka, bacon and basil stalks. Rim 6 double rocks glasses with BBQ seasoning, then fill with cracked ice. Add to each glass 2/3 cup tomato juice mixture and 3 tablespoons vodka. Stir and garnish with basil stalks and bacon.
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