NEW KDHamptons Cocktail Recipe: The Perfect Habanero & Bacon Bloody Mary


NEW KDHamptons Cocktail Recipe: Habanero and Bacon Bloody Mary by Andrea Correale

Football season is back and as friends and family gather to watch their favorite teams play, one thing is for sure the spread must be on point! KDHamptons foodie friend, Andrea Correale, the founder and president of Elegant Affairs Caterers, who serves NYC and the Hamptons, shares the perfect game day signature cocktail that will be  sure to impress your guests.

Andrea has been crafting custom-designed, award winning New York catered events for more than 20 years, and has worked with countless celebrity names including: Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Sandler, and P. Diddy, among many others.

Yield: 6-8 drinks


3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
Fine grain sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Bacon and habanero infused vodka
Lemon wedges, for rim
Kosher salt, for rim
Pepperoncini, for garnish
Cornichons, for garnish
Olives, for garnish
Celery stalks (with leaves attached), for garnish


Add tomato juice, lemon juice, lime juice, Worcestershire, horseradish and garlic to food processor or blender.  Process until smooth and combined.  Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (I used just under 1 teaspoon of salt), pulsing to incorporate.  Transfer to a pitcher and set aside.

To make the cocktail, have three glasses ready, all the same size.  One glass will be used to serve, the other two glasses will be used to “shake” the cocktail. Place a tablespoon or so of kosher salt on a small plate.  Run a lemon wedge around the glass to wet the rim.  Dip the rim of the serving glass in the kosher salt and move around to coat evenly.  Set aside.

Fill one of the remaining glasses completely with ice.  Add desired ratio of vodka and bloody mary mix.  I filled my glass ⅓ with vodka and ⅔ with bloody mary mix.  Carefully, slide the drink back and forth several times between the two “shaking” glasses.  This will mix and chill your cocktail. Transfer the drink from the “shaking” glass to your prepared serving glass.  Garnish with a stalk of celery, pepperoncini, cornichon and olive (the last three speared with a tooth pick).