Bacon. Bourbon. Now that I have you drooling over these two things separately, let's talk about how to combine them for one deliciously tasty drink to liven up your weekend.
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Maker's Mark, producers of fine Kentucky whiskey, shared their recipe for bacon-infused bourbon recently with the folks over at ManMad DIY. The process is easy, so even newcomers to mixed drinks should be able to give this a shot.
For this, you'll need the following:
- 3-4 strips of bacon
- 750mL of bourbon (Maker's Mark obviously recommends their own brand, but feel free to experiment)
- Container for overnight storage
- Fine mesh sieve
To get started, you'll want to cook the bacon in a pan. This should produce about 30 grams of fat (if it produces more, just use that amount). Wait for the fat to cool to room temperature and add it to a container along with the 750mL of bourbon. Leave it stored in a freezer overnight. The next day, strain the mixture into a second container to remove bits of bacon. Strain it a second time while you pour it back into the bottle your booze came in.
Now you have a bottle full of bacon-flavored bourbon to share with your friends. Oh, and of course, you also have bacon. Enjoy.
How to: Make Bacon-Infused Bourbon [ManMad DIY]