Whether it's brunch, a holiday, or just your average weekend, a Bloody Mary is a great cocktail to enjoy in the morning or, really, any other time of day. And, boy, do we have a way for you to elevate your next Bloody Mary.
Kick things up a notch with the addition of a mini burger on Pretzel Bites bun and an artisanal flavored salt rim (we recommend Chili Lime!).
- 4 Pretzel Bites, thawed
- Any of our artisanal flavored salts. Our favorite options are Chili Lime Salt or Everything Spice
- 4 cups of your favorite Bloody Mary mix
- ¼ pound ground beef
- 8 bread and butter pickle chips
- 4 dill pickle spears
- 4 strips of bacon, cooked
- 1 slice American cheese
- Romaine lettuce for topping
- Lime wedges, for garnish
- Green olives, for garnish
- Cherry tomatoes, for garnish
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Slice Pretzel Bites in half and place on a pan then butter and top with Chili Lime Salt or Everything Spice. Bake according to our heating instructions.
- Heat medium-sized skillet over medium heat and place strips of bacon in the pan. Flip when strips begin to curl, cook until crispy, then transfer to a plate.
- In a medium bowl, gently mix ground beef, salt and pepper. Form into four small one- or two-inch-round patties.
- Divide slice of American cheese into four small squares.
- Warm-up your grill. If using a propane grill, heat to 400 degrees. Cook patties for 2-4 minutes (depending on how well done you prefer), melt one square of American cheese over each patty and transfer patties to a plate.
- Pour chili lime salt onto a clean plate and wet rim of glasses with water. Place mouth of glass into chili lime salt for a salted, garnished rim.
- Fill glasses with ice, 4 green olives, and a lime wedge. Pour in 1 cup of your favorite Bloody Mary mix. Place one strip of bacon and one dill pickle spear standing up in each glass for garnish.
- Take wooden skewer and add, in this order, cherry tomato, top pretzel bite bun, patty with cheese, romaine lettuce, bottom bun and 2 pickle chips. Place skewer into glass next to bacon and pickle.