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bacon infused bourbon

japhyryder Apr 17, 2008 12:57 PM

i heard about this recipe on the radio and am waiting for my bourbon to infuse. i hope it works out.


anyone else done this?
had one?

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  1. JMF Apr 17, 2008 02:18 PM

    Been there, done that, boring to me. I'm friends with the folks at PDT and I heard about it from them when they were playing with it, and tried "fat washing" with bacon myself. It was ok, but not my cup of tea. PDT's is made with bentons bacon. I personally don't like bentons because it is all hickory smoke, no bacon flavor. So I didn't like the result.Others did at PDT but no one seemed to like it enough to order a second one.

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    1. re: JMF
      yogaboy Apr 27, 2008 07:13 AM

      Gosh, maybe I'm an anomaly. I love the smoky flavor that the bacon imparts and have probably had the Benton's Old Fashioned 5-10 times. A similar vegetarian option is at Tailor's, where the Waylon uses cola that has been smoked with bourbon.

      1. re: JMF
        ESNY Apr 28, 2008 08:14 AM

        I just had the Benton's old fashioned twice this weekend. I thought it was great, although the bacon flavor didn't really come through, the biggest flavor I tasted was the maple syrup. the waitress mentioned that some infusions come out much stronger than others and the one I had must've been one of the weaker batches.

      2. hill food Apr 17, 2008 07:50 PM

        the reverse sounds more interesting to me, bacon marinated/cooked/caramelized in bourbon.

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        1. re: hill food
          JMF Apr 18, 2008 02:53 AM

          I tried that one time when making candied bacon. It was excellent.

          1. re: hill food
            zin1953 Apr 18, 2008 07:01 AM

            Yeah - THAT makes much more sense to me . . .

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            japhyryder Apr 18, 2008 06:45 AM

            after trying one last night, i can see where it's a one drink drink, but it was fun...

            i think a late brunch or BBQ would be good with it.

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            1. re: japhyryder
              hill food Apr 18, 2008 10:04 AM

              you're a braver soul than I, Japhyryder

              1. re: hill food
                Eric in NJ Apr 27, 2008 07:24 AM

                I'm with you Hill food. I like my bourbon and I like my bacon, but together nah!!

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              benila Apr 1, 2012 03:02 PM

              How long can you store the Bourbon?

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