We’ve explored many bacon hacks over the years here at Lifehacker, but never how to mix everyone’s favourite cured meat with alcohol. Fortunately all you need for bacon-infused vodka is bacon, vodka, a coffee filter, and a few days to let it cure.
Instructables user tiburon4 shares his recipe which simply involves placing 12 strips of freshly cooked bacon and a litre of vodka to a long, flat container with a lid. A pyrex baking dish is perfect. Let the vodka and bacon sit in the container for 4-5 days at room temperature; the infusion works better at room temperature and the alcohol will keep the bacon from spoiling. After the waiting period is up, remove the bacon pieces, put the vodka in the freezer to solidify oils from the bacon, and pour the frozen vodka through a coffee filter to remove the oils. You may have to do this a few times to get the vodka to your preferred level of clarity.
Now that you have a litre of bacon-infused vodka, check out the recipes for Chocolate Bacon Martinis and Bacon Bloodys at the link below. I’d swap the standard Bloody Mary garnish of a celery stick for a rolled up lettuce leaf for a BLT cocktail.
Bacon Infused Vodka [Instructables]