Bacon is probably one of the best things to have ever been discovered in our universe. It is to man what the moon is to the earth – without it, we wouldn’t survive. Bacon on toast, bacon wrapped around meat, bacon diced into teeny tiny pieces and sprinkled on top of cheesy goodness. No matter how you use it, it pretty much makes the perfect concoction. So when it comes to your most beloved alcohol, why not infuse it with your favorite cured meat? If you haven’t had the delight of trying bacon with your mixed drinks, take a look at these recipes and prepare your taste buds for a gastronomically intense explosion.
1. The Bacontini
This classic drink deserves a classic incorporation. For those who aren’t too adventurous when it comes to trying new things, maybe sticking to something familiar for a first try is the best option. It’s as simple as making a regular martini with a slight flourish of bacon essence, otherwise known as the Bacontini. What’s not to love? Here’s how you do it:
2 ounces vodka, chilled
Directions: Pour a small amount of dry vermouth in a chilled martini glass and twirl to coat it. Pour out remaining liquid. Smooth the edge of your glass with bacon grease. Then in a shaker full of ice, stir vodka before straining it into the glass and simply garnish with a strip of un-crispy bacon. Viola!