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What beverage goes with BLT?

ZenSojourner Sep 4, 2010 09:54 PM

Neither red wine, nor white, but the best thing to serve with that BLT (preferably prepared with Baconaisse) is this:


  1. Caroline1 Sep 4, 2010 10:50 PM

    Well, I did watch Iron Chef America's "Battle Broccoli" tonight, but I STILL don't understand why people like meals where everything tastes the same. Unless it's chocolate, of course. '-)

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    1. re: Caroline1
      ZenSojourner Sep 4, 2010 11:21 PM

      Bacon is the chocolate of the meat world! Haven't you ever read the website for Baconaise?


      Use that bacon vodka to make a bloody mary, substituting Bacon Salt (see the Baconnaise link above) for the celery salt!

    2. hill food Sep 4, 2010 10:53 PM

      I would have guessed a bloody or a beer. but then I usu. equate the desire for a BLT with a mild hangover.

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      1. re: hill food
        buttertart Sep 7, 2010 06:35 AM

        Same here, bloody extra spicy please - or if a bad hangover, Calgary Redeye (beer and tomato juice 50/50).

        1. re: buttertart
          hill food Sep 7, 2010 05:32 PM

          spicy from horseradish right? never heard of the Calgary Redeye, part of me says eww and another part wants to try it. soon.

          1. re: hill food
            buttertart Sep 7, 2010 05:34 PM

            Horseradish and Tabasco. You really should go for the Redeye (my dad's name for it), if you like beer and you like tomato juice I'm quite sure you'd like it.

            1. re: buttertart
              hill food Sep 7, 2010 05:38 PM

              maybe I will (I only get out about once a month and I have a weekend coming up)

              I asked for clarification on the spicy as I think far too many people cut out the horseradish and get lazy with just Tabasco but that's another thread if it doesn't already exist.

              1. re: hill food
                buttertart Sep 7, 2010 05:50 PM

                No, horseradish makes the drink.

                1. re: buttertart
                  hill food Sep 7, 2010 05:55 PM

                  agreed. now let's go conquer the hungover world and minister tomato and bacon in all their forms to our suffering comrades.

                  1. re: hill food
                    buttertart Sep 8, 2010 09:28 AM

                    Shoulder to shoulder!

      2. mamachef Sep 4, 2010 11:17 PM

        And here I thought I was the Bacon Maven, Zen. I did have bacon-infused vodka in a Very Expensive Very Special Bloody Mary (!) that was more akin to a poorly-strained V-* than anything else I've ever had, but I bet that done right it would be good.
        That being said, I had my last BLT with a chocolate malted which I tore a** up to the store to get before they closed. Right outta the front freezer section. I think I probably looked pretty out of place with my malted, surrounded by kids buying cigarillos. Tsk Tsk, so many youngsters smoking cigarillos these days. :D But back to the malt, it was actually you who forced me to take my perilous little journey, because you mentioned a BLT when I was particularly vulnerable to suggestion. And you know what? It was worth it. So, thanks!!

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        1. re: mamachef
          hill food Sep 4, 2010 11:23 PM

          mamachef: y'know right after I posted that I was thinking what about non-alcoholic and thought a good milk shake (never quite got the taste for a malted)

          1. re: hill food
            Caroline1 Sep 4, 2010 11:29 PM

            My first thought was a Coke. To me, a shake or a malt with the fat from the bacon is just too "heavy." But offer me one about an hour after the BLT! '-)

        2. Chemicalkinetics Sep 5, 2010 07:10 AM

          For me, beer or milk. Bakon Volka -- not my preference.

          1. Veggo Sep 5, 2010 07:46 AM

            BLT is my menu for this evening, as the tomato is now perfect. My beverage will be a lime squash, and my apre will be a Sambuca romana.

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            1. re: Veggo
              c oliver Sep 5, 2010 09:35 AM

              And what, pray tell, is a lime squash???

              1. re: c oliver
                ZenSojourner Sep 5, 2010 10:04 AM


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              dct Sep 6, 2010 02:11 PM

              I'm in the contrast camp. I like pop with a BLT. In fact recently I've had my BLTs with Coke Classic and Faygo Rock n Rye. Ginger ale (either Canada Dry or Vernor's) is good too. The fizziness cleans the palate and readies it for more BLT!

              1. jfood Sep 6, 2010 03:21 PM

                chocolate egg cream

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                  Sharuf Sep 7, 2010 03:20 AM

                  No BLTs this year (sob!) Here in the Bay Area we are having The Summer of No Tomatoes -- due to wierd weather patterns.

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                  1. re: Sharuf
                    mamachef Sep 7, 2010 06:47 AM

                    Hi Sharuf, I'm right here too in Montclair. Tomatoes have been dismal for sure around here. What I wanted to tell you is, really REALLY good canned tomatoes can be sliced and drained and used in a singular BLT. Nope, it's not fresh tomatoes, but it's a totally tasty and different experience. It's no replacement, but it's a great sub. Oh, and my Mr. asked me to shout out that HIS nibs' preferred BLT accompaniment is an ice cold Root Beer (his own homebrew) with crushed ice. And no, we haven't got an ice crusher on our fridge, so it involves a little production all it's own to create.

                    1. re: mamachef
                      buttertart Sep 7, 2010 07:31 AM

                      That would be nice with a BLT, hadn't thought of that!

                      1. re: buttertart
                        mamachef Sep 7, 2010 10:33 AM

                        Canned tomatoes, butter? Or root beer? : )

                        1. re: mamachef
                          buttertart Sep 7, 2010 10:50 AM

                          Both are fine by me, but the immediate response was to the root beer. Especially with chipped ice, reminiscent of the A&W root beer of yore.

                      2. re: mamachef
                        Pia Sep 7, 2010 10:11 AM

                        Another option: buy bad tomatoes and roast them. Works great in a BLT and improves those tasteless supermarket tomatoes.

                        1. re: Pia
                          mamachef Sep 7, 2010 10:32 AM

                          I would never had thought to do that, Pia, and I think it's brilliant. It also makes me wonder: what about using a really chunky roasted-tomato mayo instead of whole or sliced roasted, and just layering on the bacon and lettuce? I'm going to give it a try.

                          1. re: mamachef
                            hill food Sep 7, 2010 05:30 PM

                            Pia and mamac: "mi piace"

                            Sharuf: I hadn't heard that about the crops, my sympathies. (and glad I'm not there this year)

                    2. Scagnetti Sep 7, 2010 07:35 AM

                      Chocolate milk made with Hershey's Syrup.

                      There is no substitute...

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