Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Total Time:
4 Hours 10 Mins
Makes 1 (750-milliliter) bottle

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Chef's Notes

Total time does not include 3 days for chilling.

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