September Recipes

Sweet-and-Spicy Bloody Maria

Three glasses of Sweet and Spicy Bloody Maria
Hands On:
35 minutes
Total Time:
35 minutes


  • 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
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Preheat a charcoal or gas grill with two grilling zones: direct grilling over medium-high heat (375°) and indirect grilling over medium heat (350°).
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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 14-oz.
Serves: 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 8g 10%
Saturated Fat: 3g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 20mg 7%
Sodium: 1380mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate: 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber: 3g 11%
Sugars: 53g 106%
Protein: 10g 20%

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