We're Going Ham on Bacon Cocktails + Pairings
Ah, bacon. These days bacon seems to be a part of everything. From bacon candles to bacon flavored candy, we've accepted this fatty treat with open arms... and mouths. Here's our breakdown of our favorite bacon pairings. Watch out, things are about to get crispy.
Wines to pair with bacon:
Quadrum- The soft and fruity qualities compliment the saltiness of bacon, plus grenache's natural acidity goes with bacon fattiness.
|Let's get started with this classic. The Bakon Mary. Ingredients: 1½ oz. Bakon Vodka Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix 1 dash of celery salt 1 dash of ground black pepper 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce (Optional)2-4 dashes each of Worcestershire sauce Simple Steps: Shake and pour into a salt rimmed pint glass. Garnish with a celery stalk and your favorite pickled vegetables. Oh, and don't forget your beef straws.Cocktail recipe via www.bakonvodka.com/recipes.|
Pizza ShotTastes just like a slice of Hawaiian style pizza. Ingredients: 1.5 parts Bakon Vodka 1 part Tomato juice 1 part Pineapple juice Dash of salt and oregano Simple Steps: Serve in a shot glass. No need to chill. Shot recipe viawww.bakonvodka.com/recipes.
2010 Domaine de Piaugier Cotes du Rhone Villages Sablet- This non-agressive grenache is the perfect match to any bacon dish with it's peppery and brawny finish.
Beers to pair with bacon: Schlenkerla Eiche- This Doppelbock is smoked over oak and is perfect for any bacon pairing because it's as subtle as smoke gets with these beers. Olvisholt Brugghus Lava Smoked Imperial Stout- Binny's beer buyer, Pat Brophy compared this beer to covering bacon in maple syrup. Yeah, you'll just have to take our word on this one... it's good.
We're just going to leave this here... Bacon Cheese Soup made with Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale. It's everything.
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