The Miami Guide teamed up with Smithfield® and Dixie Vodka at The Best Bacon Bloody Mary Party this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. We had tons of fun with the games and creating our own delicious Bloody Mary. The best way to start race day!


Everything is better with bacon! That’s why this weekend, Smithfield is teaming up with Dixie Vodka to give fans heading to Homestead-Miami Speedway the Best Bacon Bloody Mary Party! Ticketholders of all ages attending race weekend are invited to stop by the Dixie Vodka fan zone, located near the Gate 3 entrance, on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23 to enjoy the festivities, including fun games and photo opportunities. Guests 21 and older can order the uniquely crafted Bloody Mary featuring Dixie Black Pepper Vodka. And to make their beverage even better and bolder, fans will have the opportunity to add Smithfield’s new premium Bacon Lover’s Double Thick Double Smoked Bacon to their Bloody Mary – in addition to all of the other traditional fixins’ – at the Smithfield Bacon & Garnish Bar.



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From 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, guests 21 and older can purchase a delicious Bloody Mary from the full-sized bar at the Dixie Vodka fan zone. And on Sunday, not only will free Bloody Mary samples be available while supplies last, but race car drivers Aric Almirola and Cole Custer will be making an appearance at 11:45 a.m. for a meet and greet and Q&A.

Plus, to add sizzle to the racetrack, the Smithfield No. 10 Ford Mustang, driven by Aric Almirola, will be wrapped in a sleek, new design echoing Smithfield’s Premium Bacon theme and brand colors of black, gold and white.

“From the countless laps that the Smithfield No. 10 Ford Mustang has gone around the track, to the thousands of pounds of bacon we’ve proudly served to race fans, at Smithfield, it’s always an honor to be part of race day,” said Michael Merritt, senior director of brand marketing at Smithfield Foods. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Dixie Vodka and bring race fans the Best Bacon Bloody Mary party this weekend.”

“As the title sponsor of the Dixie Vodka 400, it was only fitting that we teamed up with a fellow sponsor, Smithfield, and combine our delicious flavors to make our drinks better and bolder with our award winning Black Pepper Vodka and their bacon garnish,” said Matti Christian Anttila,  founder of Grain & Barrel Spirits, which owns Dixie Vodka. “We’re looking forward to raising a glass of the Best Bacon Bloody Mary at this year’s race!”

Smithfield’s new premium Bacon Lover’s Double Thick Double Smoked Bacon is cured to perfection and naturally slow smoked with applewood and hickory chips. It’s sliced thicker, making it a bacon lover’s dream and the perfect addition to your Bloody Mary. For more recipe inspiration using Smithfield’s Bacon Lover’s Double Thick Double Smoked Bacon click here and make sure to follow the brand on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

Voted the Best Flavored Vodka in the world in 2018 and 2019, Dixie Black Pepper Vodka is the must-have staple for any Bloody Mary and is flavored with Madagascar peppercorn, a cooked and dried fruit from a flowering vine of the Piperaceae family. The peppers come from a local South Carolina farm to really bring home the flavors of the South. Dixie Vodka is also the official vodka of NASCAR. Check out #41 Cole Custer’s Dixie Vodka scheme for the Dixie Vodka 400. Raise a glass to goin’ fast with a Speedway, the official cocktail of racing and other Dixie recipes at

Smithfield encourages drinking responsibly.