If you have a deep love or general obsession with bacon, or if you're one of the vegetarians turned carnivore again because you couldn't refuse the tasty deliciousness of bacon anymore, then this Instructable is for you.
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
Open up your package of bacon, and begin to slice it into smallish pieces, about 1/2" x 1/2"
Step 2: Cook Up Bacon
Cook up the bacon in a skillet
Step 3: Pour Bacon and Grease Into Pitcher
Pour the bacon grease and bits into a glass pitcher or sizable equivalent
Step 4: Mix in the Vodka
Mix in the vodka!!!!
Step 5: Put Vodka Into Freezer
Put the vodka into the freezer for at least 30 minutes
Step 6: Remove Bacon Fat
Take the vodka out of the freezer, and remove what I like to call the moon pie of bacon fat that has congealed at the top of the pitcher.
Step 7: Filter Out the Bacon Bits
Filter the bacon bits and other floaty pieces out of the vodka by pouring it through a strainer of some sort. I started with a mesh strainer to remove all the bigger pieces, then I started pouring it through a finer filter to get out the small stuff. I used the grease guard that I normally put over skillets when I'm cooking things that shoot off hot grease.
I recommend repeating this step several times to remove as many particulates as you possibly can.
Step 8: Pour Vodka Into Container
Pour your vodka into a fancy glass container, and then enjoy!