Maple Bacontini. Uh-huh….that’s what I said Bacon. This is not the typical pastel, fresh, citrusy, Spring cocktail post. Nope. It’s not. If you know me at all you’ll know I don’t do typical very well. But I would bet my bottom dollar that if you love bacon, like I love bacon, you would savor yourself this lovely cocktail anytime of year.
This was Gwendolyn our Maple Bacontini whipper-upper. She was fast and efficient, and I was tired and hungover the next day as a result. (I actually don’t remember her name, but I think Gwendolyn is a sassy cute name….so voila her name is Gwendolyn!)
Back in January, I decided that I needed to serve this as the signature drink for my Cowgirl Dinner Party. One problem the key ingredient Bacon Vodka is not available for purchase in Michigan. Wah?! What does the great state of Michigan have against bacon infused vodka? I was not going to let this stop me. I decided to figure it out on my own, I did, and the result was luverly.
Let it drip for a 15 minutes or so, let all the goodness settle in. Throw away the bacon, then pour the strained vodka very carefully, or if you have a funnel that always works too, back into the Vodka bottle. And there you have it. Bacon infused vodka for your Maple Bacontini or for a Bloody Mary, with extra Tabasco and lots of pickle juice, if you are into that sort of thing….
Well I walked you through the Bacon infusing process step by step, but I must have dropped my camera or something because I don’t have one picture of me actually making the Maple Bacontini. I can however tell you how, sans photos.