This how-to will give you a simple way to infuse vodka with the savory flavor of freshly cooked bacon. Oh yeah, and you can have this scrumptious flavor in less than an hour! There are other ways to get bacon infused vodka, but this one is quick and gets you the same taste without having to wait a week or two.
What you'll need to for this project to bring your taste buds and Bloody Marys to a whole new level:
- 1 package of bacon of your choice (I recommend thick cut because it equals more bacon grease)
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Stove top or hot plate
- Glass pitcher, NOT PLASTIC, or sizeable equivalent (pitcher will really help when it comes time to pour)
- Some sort of filter - like a mesh strainer or a grease guard that you put on top of bacon while it's cooking. I suppose you could also use a coffee filter too.
- Glass container of sufficient size to hold your final product
Step 1: Cut Bacon
Step 2: Cook Up Bacon
Step 3: Pour Bacon and Grease Into Pitcher
Step 4: Mix in the Vodka
Step 5: Put Vodka Into Freezer
Step 6: Remove Bacon Fat
Step 7: Filter Out the Bacon Bits
I recommend repeating this step several times to remove as many particulates as you possibly can.