Posts tagged bacon vodka
Posts tagged bacon vodka
When I mention bacon vodka to people I get a mixed reaction…about 50% of people make gagging noises and shudder at the thought, but the other 50% get excited and want to try it. For those of you brave enough to try it, here is the recipe for bacon vodka:
What you will need:
A drinkable vodka
Bacon cooked to the floppy but fully cooked stage
A glass container with a lid
Place the bacon in the container. For a 750 ml bottle of vodka use 5-6 slices of bacon…I am using a smaller container so I have placed 3 slices of bacon in my bottle. These small bottles are available at Cost Plus World Market and are very useful for infusing vodka and other spirits with fun flavors.
Pour in the rendered bacon fat from the cooking process…this is the part where even the brave shudder and gag a bit. You do not have to add the fat, but it really helps the bacon flavor develop. The last step is to add the vodka. If you are using a 750 ml bottle of vodka you can just shove the bacon in the bottle with the vodka still in it. Just remember to pour a bit out first (chef’s treat) to allow for the liquid displacement caused by the added bacon…and bacon fat if you are using it.
I know, I know, it looks like something you would find in a biology classroom…but it is truly delicious!
Now, just seal up the bottle and put it in the refrigerator. Three weeks is the optimal “cooking” time allowing the flavor of the bacon to fully infuse the vodka, but if you are in a hurry you can drink it earlier.
You can use your bacon vodka to make delicious bacon bloody marys…or bacon bloody morries as they were called in Glitter, Glue and Gluttony.
Bacon Bloody Marys (aka Bacon Bloody Morries)
Add 2 oz. bacon vodka to a tall glass full of ice. Add your favorite bloody mary mix (Gluten free friends please read the label carefully because many commercial bloody mary mixes contain wheat.) I also usually add Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, black pepper, and a boat load of tabasco…you can spice yours to taste. Stir, garnish with a crispy slice of bacon (and anything else you would like,) and enjoy.
For the purest: The bacon vodka can also be added to a cocktail shaker full of ice, shaken vigorously, and poured into a martini glass for a lovely bacon martini. Garnish with bacon and enjoy!
My BFF Forest and I enjoying Bacon Martinis at the Double Down Saloon in Las Vegas
Two words: Bacon Martini
Really, did I drink one too many Grey Goose martinis, die of alcohol poisoning, and go to bacon heaven? Bacon and vodka together? Yes, it is true…there is a God…because there is a bacon martini. Obviously someone up there heard my prayers and sent this magical drink down from the heavens. I am betting angels brought it down themselves.
The bacon vodka is a clear bottle filled with vodka, strips of bacon, and globules of bacon fat. Honestly, it is not a pretty sight. As a matter of fact, even for the bacon freak, it is quite frightening. The martini itself is icy bits of bacon and bacon fat globules floating in a glass of the bacon infused vodka. Knowing in advance that they do not provide a bacon garnish, I brought my own. Yes, I am a bacon dork…what?
The bacon martini is indeed delicious and leaves a film of bacon fat on the lips…kind of like bacon chapstick. Yummmmm, bacon chapstick!
Bacon Bloody Marys (made with homemade bacon vodka)
Today I decided to both eat and drink my bacon in the form of a bacon bloody mary. These delicious concoctions contain my famous homemade bacon vodka (recipe follows,) hot wing sauce, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, bloody mary mix, and a garnish of beef stick, pickle, cheese, and black pepper bacon. EPIC!!!
750 ml bottle of vodka
4-5 strips of bacon
Cook 4-5 strips of bacon. Do not make the bacon crisp, it has to remain floppy and pliable. Pour out approximately 1/4 cup of vodka from the bottle (you need to make room for the bacon)…this can be your chef’s treat. Place the bacon in the bottle of vodka. Put cap on bottle and place in refrigerator for 3 weeks. After 3 weeks you will have what looks like something out of a pathology lab, but is in reality delicious bacon flavored vodka. At this point you can place a coffee filter in a strainer and filter out the fat globules and bits of bacon and put the bacon vodka in a clean bottle. Personally, I like to leave the fat globules and bacon in the vodka.