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#ThirstyThursday Recipe: Bacon Basil Bloody Mary

Posted on Thu, 2015/06/04 - 10:54am by Jessica Gellert

Happy Thirsty Thursday friends! TravelAge West featured our delish Bacon Basil Bloody Mary in a special Hawaiian Cocktail article. We thought we would pass on the Aloha so you could spice things up with a taste of Turtle Bay at home! Be sure to share this epic drink with your friends! They will be buzzing about it for days!

Bacon Basil Bloody Mary Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounce Absolut vodka
  • 1 1/4 ounce spice mix*
  • 2 ounces tomato juice
  • 3 large basil leaves
  • 1 piece candied bacon**

* Spice Mix:

  • 3 parts Sriracha
  • 2 parts shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 1.5 parts wasabi
  • 1 part A1 sauce
  • 1 part Tabasco
  • Pinch of course ground black pepper 

** Candied Bacon:

  • Place bacon on sheet pan, sprinkle lightly with red pepper flakes. Sprinkle lightly — but throughout — with white sugar
  • Bake at 400 degrees until browned
  • Let cool

Get Shaking!
Fill a 16-ounce shaker cup with ice. Add vodka, spice mix and tomato juice. Rip up two basil leaves and place in shaker. Shake vigorously for 8 seconds. Pour into 16-ounce glass (do not strain basil). Garnish with basil leaf and 1 piece of candied bacon. Tom Gaffey, manager of The Point pool bar, created this cocktail inspired by Turtle Bay’s farm- and ocean-to-table philosophy. The basil comes from our herb garden. The sweet and spicy bacon garnish starts the morning off right in this classic Hawaiian drink.

Share your favorite Turtle Bay drink in the comments below! We will be sharing a #ThirstyThursday recipe every month!

Check out TravelAge West's article for more Hawaiian Cocktails to add Aloha to your life! Cheers!

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