Bacon-Infused Bourbon

Bacon-Infused BourbonRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Welcome to the Southerner’s perfect cocktail:  bacon-flavored bourbon.  All you need is a bottle of your favorite bourbon and some warm bacon grease.


Makes 1 (750-milliliter) bottle
Total time: 4 Hours, 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 4 Hours, 10 Minutes


1 (750-milliliter) bottle bourbon
1/4 cup warm bacon grease


Remove 1/4 cup bourbon from bottle. Pour warm bacon grease into bottle. Cover and let stand 4 hours, shaking bottle occasionally. Chill 3 to 7 days. Pour bourbon through a wire-mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter into a bowl; discard filter. Clean bottle. Pour strained bourbon into bottle, and store at room temperature up to 6 months.

Note: We tested with Benton's Smoked Country Bacon and Woodford Reserve Bourbon.


Total time does not include 3 days for chilling.