bacon old-fashioned cocktail

INGREDIENTS


  • 8 Slices bacon

  • 1/4 Cup warm water (110°F to 115°F)

  • 750 mL bourbon

  • 1/4 Fluid Ounce maple syrup

  • 2 Dash Angostura bitters

  • 1 Orange Peel, Fresh

PREPARATION


1

Smoke bacon prior to making Old Fashioned using this recipe for Applewood Smoked Bacon.


2

To Make Bacon: When ready to cook, set the Z Grill to 325℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.


3

Place bacon in a single layer on a cooling rack that fits inside a baking sheet pan. Cook in Z Grill for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is browned and crispy. Reserve bacon for later. Let the fat cool slightly; you’ll use the fat to infuse the bourbon.


4

Combine 1/4 cup of warm (not hot) liquid bacon fat with the entire contents of a 750ml bottle of bourbon in a glass or heavy plastic container.


5

Use a fork to stir well. Let it sit on the counter for a few hours, stirring every so often.


6

After about four hours, put bourbon fat mixture into the freezer. After about an hour, the fat will congeal and you can simply scoop it out with a spoon. You can fine-strain the mixture through a sieve to remove all fat if desired.


7

Combine ingredients with ice and stir until cold. Strain over fresh ice in an Old Fashioned glass and garnish with reserved bacon and orange peel. Enjoy!


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