Preheat a charcoal or gas grill with two grilling zones: direct grilling over medium-high heat (375 degrees) and indirect grilling over medium heat (350 degrees).
Take this big-batch Sweet-and-Spicy Bloody Maria cocktail to your tailgate! A classic Bloody Mary is made with a shot of vodka, while a Bloody Maria spikes the cocktail with tequila instead.
Servings and Ingredients
|8 slice(s) Hy-Vee Country Smokehouse thick-sliced hickory smoked slab bacon|
|10 oz. Full Circle Market organic light-colored agave nectar, divided|
|3 tbsp. chili lime seasoning rub, divided|
|2 (12-oz. each) containers cherry tomatoes|
|2 mangoes, pitted and halved lengthwise|
|10 green serrano chile peppers, divided|
|16 oz. mezcal|
|6 oz. sweetened lime juice|
|2 (33.8-oz. each) bottles Tres Agaves organic Bloody Mary mix|
Things To Grab
- Charcoal or gas grill
- 15x10-inch disposable rimmed foil baking sheet
- Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
- 1-gallon beverage dispenser
- 8 (6-inch each) wooden or metal skewers
- 8 (16-oz. each) cocktail glasses
Brush bacon with 2-oz. agave nectar; sprinkle both sides with 2 tablespoons chili lime rub. Place bacon, in a single layer, in a 15x10-inch disposable rimmed foil baking sheet. Grill bacon over indirect heat for 20 to 30 minutes or until desired doneness, turning halfway through. remove from grill; set aside.
Set aside cherry tomatoes for garnish. Spray remaining tomatoes, mango halves, and serrano peppers with nonstick spray. Grill over direct heat 7 to 9 minutes or until slightly charred, turning occasionally; cool slightly.
Remove stems and seeds from 2 serrano peppers; place in blender. Remove skin from 2 mango halves; add to blender. Add charred cherry tomatoes, mezcal, remaining 8 oz. agave nectar, and lime juice to blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into a 1-gallon beverage dispenser. Stir in Bloody Mary mix. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.
For garnish, cut remaining 2 mango halves into 8 slices. Partially dip mango slices in remaining 1 tablespoon chili lime rub. Thread 1 charred serrano pepper, 1 slice mango, 1 slice bacon, and 1 reserved cherry tomato onto each of 8 (6-inch each) wooden or metal skewers. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve, fill 8 (16-oz. each) glasses with ice; add cocktail. Garnish with prepared skewers.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 8g
- Cholesterol: 20mg
- Sodium: 1380mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 65g
- Protein: 10g