Old Fashioned – Bourbon Bacon

$9.99

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)
  • Un-sliced
  • Brick (10 oz)
  • Slab (30 oz)
Clear

Description

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.

Ingredients:

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

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