You Can Have Your Bacon and Drink it Too

It's no secret that bacon makes a great addition to your cocktails.It's no secret that bacon makes a great addition to your cocktails.Ah, bacon. You're the music to our ears, the peanut butter to our jelly, the... well, bacon to our eggs. You're basically the Miss America of foods, if Miss America was a little greasy and well, not a stick-thin model. It's clear that bacon is no longer relegated only to the breakfast dishes, so hey - let's just drink all the bacon.

It's no secret that bacon makes a great addition to your cocktails. In fact, your whiskey is basically just begging for it. And so are your Bloody Marys. (Why do you think bacon-flavored vodka exists, anyway?) But there are plenty more ways to enjoy your bacon, like in a milkshake (yes), or in your coffee (heck yes). And hey, did you know you could even pair your Negronis with bacon?

Yep, we just really like bacon. And seeing as International Bacon Day coincides with the start of Labor Day weekend, we might as well get cracking with all the bacon-y booziness, like yesterday.

Bacon Old-Fashioned

A bacon version of your favorite whiskey cocktail.

Click here for the recipe for the Bacon Old Fashioned.

Negroni Bacon

Ok, not technically a drink recipe -- but after trying this, you'll be wondering why you weren't adding Campari to your bacon all along. Add this to your Negronis stat.

Click here for the Negroni Bacon recipe.

Butternut Squash and Bacon Bloody Mary

Long weekends call for Bloody Marys, and now's the perfect time to introduce some fall ingredients, like butternut squash, to a Bloody Mary. Oh, and bacon, obviously.

Click here for the recipe for the Butternut Squash and Bacon Bloody Mary.

Barbecue Bourbon Bloody Mary

Bourbon + barbecue + bacon = one Bloody Mary that could basically be your entire boozy brunch.


For the drink:

1 ounce Tito's Handmade vodka
1 ounce Fighting Cock whiskey
Pican's Barbecue Bloody Mary "juice," to top
gulf shrimp, to garnish
creole-spiced bacon, to garnish

For the Bloody Mary "juice":

46 ounces tomato juice
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons black pepper
2 ounces steak sauce
5 ounces hot sauce
2 1/2 ounces lime juice
3 1/2 ounces lemon juice
2 tablespoons creole mustard
1 ounce olive brine
1/2 ounce pickling liquid


For the drink:
Combine vodka, whiskey, and Bloody Mary mix and serve over ice. Garnish with a gulf shrimp and creole-spiced bacon.

For the Bloody Mary "juice":
Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Recipe Details
Servings: 1

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'How to Win a Guy with One Sip' Coffee

Yep, this is in fact how you do it: create a delectable coffee recipe with the bacon already added in it.

Click here for the How to Win a Guy with One Sip Coffee recipe.

-Marcy Franklin, The Daily Meal

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