Sweet-and-Spicy Bloody Maria


Sweet-and-Spicy Bloody Maria

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    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.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    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
    • Blender
    • 1-gallon beverage dispenser
    • 8 (6-inch each) wooden or metal skewers
    • 8 (16-oz. each) cocktail glasses
    • Ice


    1. 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).

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. To serve, fill 8 (16-oz. each) glasses with ice; add cocktail. Garnish with prepared skewers.

    Nutrition facts


    470 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 8g
    • Cholesterol: 20mg
    • Sodium: 1380mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 65g
    • Protein: 10g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 10%