The B3 – Bourbon Bacon Bloody Mary

The B3

Our morning is getting off to a slow start, so we figured what better time to share our take on a classic Bloody Mary?  We bet you’ll never guess what we’ve “enhanced” it with.  Yep, you got it – Bourbon!  And since we’re feeling a little crazy, we threw in a strip of bacon too!


  • 2 ounces Elijah Craig 12 Year Straight Bourbon
  • 8 ounces Tomato Juice
  • 1-1/2 tsp Steak Sauce
  • 1-1/2 tsp Cream Style Horseradish
  • 5 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 strip Applewood-Smoked Bacon (cooked)
  • Todd’s Crabby Dirt Seasoning
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
  • 3 Stuffed Manzanilla Olives
  • Ice


  1. Fill pint glass half full with ice.
  2. Pour in 2 ounces of Straight Bourbon.
  3. Add in Steak Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, and Cream Style Horseradish.
  4. Top with approximately 8 ounces Tomato Juice.
  5. Stir thoroughly.
  6. Season top liberally with Todd’s Crabby Dirt.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh cracked Black Pepper to taste.
  8. Garnish with three olives and strip of bacon.


We were running a little low on Tomato Juice this morning, so substituted some Mint and Lime V8 Juice that we had on hand.  Normally I wouldn’t think this would be a great mix with Bourbon, but it added a nice little zing!


Simple Old Fashioned

This is a simplified Old Fashioned recipe without the fruit.  It’s nothing fancy, but is quick to make if you want to switch it up from “only” Bourbon.

Simple Old FashionedIngredients

  • 2 ounces Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • 1 tsp sugar (or 1 sugar cube)
  • 1 splash water
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
  • Ice


  1. Add sugar to empty Old Fashioned or Rocks glass.
  2. Pour splash of water on sugar.
  3. Add both bitters to the glass and mix or muddle until sugar is completely dissolved in solution.
  4. Pour in the Bourbon.
  5. Fill with ice and stir.

Our Take on a Hot Toddy

Four Roses Hot Toddy

Well, it looks like the cold weather is here to stay, so we found it appropriate to offer our take on the traditional “Hot Toddy” as our first cocktail recipe.  If you give it a try, be sure to leave us a comment and let us know what you think!


  • 8 oz  Water
  • 1 Lipton White Mangosteen Peach Green Tea packet
  • 1-1/2 oz Four Roses yellow label Bourbon (Min. Shelf Price $20.04)
  • 1 tsp Eight Mile Rd Honey (available locally –


  1. Heat water slightly above preferred drinking temperature.
  2. Steep tea packet for 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the Four Roses yellow label Bourbon
  4. Stir in the Eight Mile Rd honey
  5. Enjoy!