Now that Grieg is an official host on Foodwhirl, I’m updating his old posts to show they are by him. – Dot
Per Grieg: “My friends seem to have an obsession with bacon, so i searched the web** for drinks and here is my version of a Candied Bacon Martini.” He did want me to assure everyone that the bacon was a garnish, and not actually part of the drink…not that there’s anything wrong with that!
Simply take smoked bacon and smother it in brown sugar. Then layout the strips on your baking sheet, and place in oven.
I am not a fan of a greasy mess or heating up my entire oven, so i did 4 strips in the toaster oven under the broiler, for at least 15 minutes, until the sugar was bubbly and carmelized, and the bacon cooked.
Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool and harden.
3 shots vodka
2 shots Applejack brandy
1 shot amaretto liqueur
1 shot maple syrup warmed to thin out, preferably grade “B”,
Combine all liquids in a shaker over ice. Shake until combined and chilled. Strain into martini glasses and garnish with a slice of candied bacon.
This would also be a fabulous warmed drink, maybe for a Sunday Brunch.
Thanks for sharing this, Grieg! We love it, and it’s a great way to kick off Bacon Week! Stay tuned for other interesting bacon inspirations all week long!