Everything’s better with bacon, right? Even this cocktail.
Better With Bacon, a cocktail from Greg Henry’s Savory Cocktails, starts by steeping sliced bacon in a mixture of peppery rye, lime juice, simple syrup, and liquid smoke. After a 10-minute infusion, the bacon-rye mixture is strained over ice, and shaken until well-chilled. Finished with a simple slice of cooked bacon, this savory cocktail is crisp, bright and full of intrigue. The liquid smoke amps up the smokiness of the rye and bacon, while the lime juice cuts through the rich, heavy flavors. Simple syrup is added for balance. In addition to my Bacon Bloody, this Better With Bacon cocktail is one of my favorite ways to consume bacon in liquid form. If you are a bacon-lover (like me), I’d highly recommend that you give this cocktail a try. The ingredient list is fairly simple, and you could even use bourbon here if you didn’t have rye on hand. Continue reading for the recipe.