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Bacon Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Jeffrey Morgenthaler


Bacon Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

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An "Old-Fashioned" twist on a timeless classic. Bourbon approved and bacon-infused, you'll never go back to the old way.

Ingredients

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    Steps

    • 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 Traeger to 325℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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      Place bacon in a single layer on a cooling rack that fits inside a baking sheet pan. Cook in Traeger 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.
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    • 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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