Iceberg lettuce ice cubes:
To make the BLT Cocktail:
2. Remove bacon strips. Cover pitcher with plastic wrap and place in freezer overnight.
3. The next day, skim hardened fat from the top of the vodka. Set a funnel over the bottle and a piece of cheesecloth over the funnel; strain the infused vodka back into the bottle and close securely.
Iceberg lettuce ice cubes
1. Run lettuce through a juicer, or puree in food processor add the juice of one lemon and 1 tbs of salt and then strain.
2. Pour the juice into ice cube tray and freeze until hard.
In food processor, purée all of the above until smooth. Strain through a fine napkin over a nonreactive bowl (cheesecloth will not work, it's too porous). Refrigerate the strained liquid overnight. Makes about 20 ounces tomato water, enough for roughly 4 drinks.
To make the BLT Cocktail
Moisten the edge of a Rocks Glass, and roll the edge in the pulverized bacon dust to coat the rim of the glass. Add Ice cube, vodka and tomato water and stir gently.
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