This is the first time I am trying this recipe. I had never before heard of bacon infused bourbon, but what could be better? I absolutely love bacon, and bourbon is pretty nice as well. I found this recipe over at, of all places, https://thebaconer.com. I simply couldn’t resist! You can learn more about Camillo Velasquez and Alicia Lewis here. They Love Bacon even more than I do, apparently! This recipe was easy to make, and the bacon created a delicious smokey scent and added a bit of flavor to the bourbon. Overall it was delicious, and their recipe couldn’t be easier! Let’s do this!
What you’ll need:
- 750 ml bottle of bourbon
- 12 oz thick bacon
Kitchen items I use to prepare this recipe:
- Stone Bar Pan
- Fine Mesh Strainer
- Classic Batter Bowl
- Stainless Steel Whisk
- Small Chef’s Tongs
- 8″ Chef’s Knife
- Silicone Oven Mitt Set
Place bacon on Stone Bar Pan and bake in 400° oven for about 20 minutes, until golden.
Let bacon cool slightly, and remove and save for another meal or recipe, such as Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn!
Pour bacon fat into batter bowl through the Fine Mesh Strainer.
Next, pour the entire bottle of Bourbon into Classic Batter Bowl and whisk together with bacon fat. Cover, and freeze overnight.
When you take the batter bowl out the next day, remove the cover and you’ll see the layer of frozen bacon fat on top of the infused bourbon. Use a large knife to break through the layer of fat.
Use tongs to remove all of the fat, or as much as you can.
Pour the infused bourbon into another Batter Bowl, using the fine mesh strainer but also either a strainer bag or some cheesecloth just to make sure to get out any leftover impurities.
Lastly, use a funnel and either pour the infused bourbon back into the original bottle, or you can do what I did and get smaller bottles and funnel it into those to give as holiday gifts. Anyone you know who loves bacon and bourbon would love to receive this! It’s such a beautiful color, the aroma is amazing and bourbon lovers everywhere can appreciate it.
Here is my video below:
Link to the original recipe: https://thebaconer.com/blogs/recipes-with-bacon/bacon-infused-bourbon
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