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timmm Feb 5, 2013 06:40 PM

Do you know of any liquor stores that sell bacon flavored vodka ? Yes it's real and yes I'm serious. Saw a drink recipe I'd like to try.

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  1. enhF94 RE: timmm Feb 5, 2013 07:00 PM

    http://www.bakonvodka.com/index.php?s...

    fair warning, I haven't had this product but the bacon vodka I had wasn't great.

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      valcfield RE: enhF94 Feb 5, 2013 08:08 PM

      i actually have some bakon. you get a lot more bacon in the smell than the taste, which in some ways is probably a blessing. I do find it fun to throw into a bloody mary (sometimes with hangar one's chipotle vodka), but other than that haven't used it much.

      its not terrible, but its definitely more of a gag/novelty than anything... nowhere near as useful, or delicious, as a good bacon infused bourbon. i'd think hard about whether its worth the cash to pick up a whole bottle (unless you're making some mass recipe for a party, which would make sense and probably be a very good use for it).

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      ttochow RE: timmm Feb 5, 2013 07:55 PM

      I don't know MA laws, but you might be able to order Bakon online. For example drinkupny. I have bought it from them several times. It has been well- received in my house, particularly for Bloody Mary.

      Making your own is not particularly difficult fi necessary. It's one of those things I want to do but never do...

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        jjbourgeois RE: timmm Feb 6, 2013 05:51 AM

        If you can't find any, Emmets pub on Beacon Hill has a Bloody Mary with bacon flavored vodka. Great way to start a Sunday morning.

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          joth68 RE: jjbourgeois Feb 6, 2013 09:54 AM

          75 Chestnut also offers Bacon Vodka as part of their make your own bloody bar.

        2. Unfoodie RE: timmm Feb 6, 2013 08:43 AM

          It's fairly easy to find on the shelves of the larger stores. I haven't tried any but I do know the "Bakon" brand does not us any bacon in the flavoring process.

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            yarm RE: Unfoodie Feb 6, 2013 10:17 AM

            Beat me to it. It has synthetic flavorants used in the food industry to fake the bacon flavor and aroma. Think about Bac-o-bits and how they are a vegan foodstuff.

            You might want to look into fat washing vodka to get authentic bacon flavor.

            http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com

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            HillJ RE: timmm Feb 6, 2013 08:45 AM

            A cooked candied bacon strip added to the cocktail as a stirrer is much better than the novelty vodka. Consider the candied bacon.

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              hoodwich RE: timmm Feb 6, 2013 11:58 AM

              I've had Bakon. I love booze and I love bacon. I also like playing around with flavored booze in cocktails. I assure you, this stuff was crap. I would vehemently recommend not buying it. If you absolutely must have it, I got it at Marty's in Newton. I think I've seen it at Martinegtti's on Old Soldier's Field Rd too.

              It is very astringent and only had the slightest hint of bacon flavor. Nothing about it was good.

              I was hoping to do bacon bloodies. didn't work at all.

              off topic, but I would highly recommend Hanger One's Chipotle Vodka for bloodies. Fantastic stuff. Also Square One's Basil vodka makes an unbelievable caprese martini.

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                Unfoodie RE: hoodwich Feb 6, 2013 01:29 PM

                Get the Hangar One while it's still made by Saint George. They sold the brand but are under contract to produce it for another year or so.

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                  hoodwich RE: Unfoodie Feb 7, 2013 07:30 AM

                  thanks for the info. guess I'll stock in some extra bottles

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                l0b0SKI RE: timmm Feb 6, 2013 07:33 PM

                I have seen it (the bakon brand) at most liquor stores in my area (Porter Sq/Davis Sq and Ball Sq) My husband got about 3 bottles gifted to him for his bachelor party

                I use it mostly for my penne ala vodka sauce. A friend made us a Bull Shot cocktail with it also.

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