Previously on the Republic of Bacon, we told you how to make some bacon-washed whiskey or bourbon. Fortunately, that’s not all there is to say about it. While bacon-washing hard liquor to drink by itself is delicious, you can bump up the tastiness factor by making cocktails with the liquor. I am personally a beer drinker, but honestly sometimes I just want to know what a cocktail tastes like. I want to go to a bar and order 007 famous martini. After this weekend, I was in search of a drink I wouldn’t be embrassed to order. I have compiled a list of some of the best Martini’s, Cocktails and drinks that have bacon in it. I’ve left out beer because I want to do a follow up with it (plus I didn’t have time to order it). Today we’ll give you some tips and suggestions on some cocktails to make.
Like most of the other cocktail recipes, you’ll need to prepare some bacon-washed vodka for this. This process works the same as for other bourbon or whisky – just substitute vodka. After you have prepared the vodka, put 1/3 of an ounce of vermouth in a shaker with some ice. Pour in 3 ounces of vodka. Shake up, and then decant into a martini glass. If you are feeling especially bacon-y, put a cooked stick of bacon in the glass. Yum!
Chocolate Bacon Martini
This one is fairly easy: put equal amounts of Crème de Cacao and bacon-washed vodka into a martini glass. Since the Crème de Cacao is denser, pour it in first and then add the vodka afterward. Like anything bacon-and-sweet flavoured, it of course, is delicious.
This one is a real Canadian recipe. Instead of bacon-washed vodka, prepare some Canadian back bacon-washed Canadian whiskey. Pour about two ounces into a shaker filled with ice. Throw in some maple syrup, and if you want to cut the sweetness a little, add a dash of bitters. Shake the mixture up and serve over ice. The smoky flavour of the bacon-flavoured Canadian whiskey and the deepness of the maple syrup will really compliment one another.
Another truly Canadian cocktail – I’d make the bacon-washed vodka from Canadian back bacon. Make the Caesar with the usual proportions: about 6 ounces of Clamato for 1 and a half ounces of vodka. Add hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, a dash of lemon juice and pepper. And for a real bacon-y flavour, add some bacon salt. Mix all the ingredients, and serve with a stalk of celery (or slice of bacon). I think this drink would definitely make a good morning pick me up.
So there you go – our bacon cocktail suggestions. What do you think? Do you have any bacon cocktail suggestions you would like to try?