Bacon-Infused Bourbon

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.

Yield: Makes 1 (750-milliliter) bottle
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Total: 4 Hours, 10 Minutes


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


  1. 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.
  2. Note: We tested with Benton's Smoked Country Bacon and Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

Total time does not include 3 days for chilling.

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