Monday, January 26, 2009

"I, Booze, take thee, Bacon..."

Who out there—amongst what I have to believe is a fairly large cross section of people who hold an equally strong love for both alcohol and bacon—hasn’t dreamed of combining the two? Thanks to the folks at Sloshspot, you can now create your own bacon-flavored vodka, bourbon, and mixed drinks. Oh the wonders of creativity that house arrest can produce.
Making bacon-infused vodka is relatively easy, albeit time consuming process. In order to properly execute this infusion you will need some time. Therefore, it is best to plan ahead, about three weeks ahead. And, this is how you do it: Cook three to four pieces of bacon in a frying pan. Once cooked, add bacon to a clean pint sized mason jar. Trim the ends of the bacon if they are too tall to fit in the jar. You could also go hog wild pile in a bunch of fried up bacon scraps. Optional: add crushed black peppercorns. Fill the jar up with Vodka. Cap and place in a dark cupboard for at least three weeks. At the end of the three week resting period, place the bacon vodka in the freezer to solidify the fats. Strain out the fats through a coffee filter to yield a clear-filtered, pale yellow bacon vodka. Decant into bottles and enjoy (Makes one pint of vodka). Badda-bing badda-boom.

For more recipes, check out the original post at Sloshspot.

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