Old Fashioned – Bourbon Bacon

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Until recently I never really cared that much for Bourbon.  But on a recent trip to New York City one of my great college friends of 30 years, Anne, took me to her favorite bartender in the city, at the Pierre.  At first, I thought, what kind of person (“alcoholic”) has a “favorite” bartender.  But then I met him, Paul Robert Johnson.  Wow, he was amazing.  An artist more than a bartender. He was capable of matching my mood and attitude to the perfect drink(s). Many drinks that had no name (as far as I can remember). You need to go meet him if you have the chance or follow him on Instagram.

Anyway, even though I didn’t have an old fashioned that night, I had so many other amazing drinks that I was inspired to try a couple of classics as long as they were made by a really good bartender.  So I tried an Old Fashioned.  And I loved it.

Flash forward several months, when I started experimenting with new bacon recipes I found a highly recommended bourbon bacon recipe online.  I was so excited to try it, so after waiting 8 days to cure, smoke, cook and rest I finally tried it.  It was HORRIBLE.  I was so sad (Don’t worry I ended up making a really good bacon chilli out of it).

So I decided to go with my gut and replicate the Old Fashioned cocktail from NYC and turn it into a lovely bacon.  And 2 weeks later my new batch was ready and it was REALLY good. And then I made it better by adding a bourbon reduction glaze.

So if you think life is just a bit better with a great cocktail, especially a good bourbon, then this is the bacon choice for you.  If ever there was a bacon that was meant for after dark this would be it.  Make this your guilty pleasure.

  • Crispy Thick (5mm)
  • Thick Chewy (7mm)
  • Brick (10 oz)


Who is kidding who here?  This bacon pairs well with life. Good times and bad this stuff is awesome.  Don’t tell your kids that this is what a great cocktail tastes like.  Tell them that it is just barrel aged bacon or some other white lie.


  • Pork Belly
  • Makers Mark Bourbon
  • Brown sugar
  • Kosher Salt
  • Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • Orange Juice
  • Orange Peel
  • Pink Salt


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