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Bacon infused Jack Daniels (the Jack-Ham’er)


For the bacon lovers out there that can’t get enough of the other white meat, there’s bacon bits, bacon jam, and even bacon ice cream.

Now for your over indulgence I present the “Jack-Ham’er” – bacon infused Jack Daniels.

Now you can “Swine & Dine”… Da dum tshhh

I opted for Gentleman Jack, which in a nutshell is Jack Daniels that’s been twice charcoal mellowed instead of once, and makes it smoooooth.

Double charcoal mellowed smooth Jacky D.

All you need is:

1.1 pack bacon

2.250ml Jack Daniels

3.Avo to eat with the bacon after you’ve fried it

Grill/fry the bacon and put 2 teaspoons of the rendered fat in your Jack.

Just in case you didn’t know what frying bacon looked like…)

Stir it up a bit to get a good mix and leave it out for 12 hours or so, to let all the bacony goodness infuse into the Jacky goodness. As a point of note, apparently when fat is put into bourbon it absorbs a lot of the harshness (brilliant), and then the alcohol dissolves a lot of the aromatic compounds that make bacon so awesome (twice brilliant!)

Cool for a bit to solidify the fat and strain. Strain again for good luck – as much as bacon is delicious, finding a fat globule in your evening drink isn’t.

Good little piggy.

© Luke Bresler – The Curious Gastronomer


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Michelle heads up the web content and digital marketing at Mantality, and is a true fan of all the cool products she works with. Outside of work she is a competitive athlete and dedicates every other waking moment to diet and training – and consumes enough chicken and tuna to feed a small African country. You’ll also find her hitting the decks as Lady Sinister with DJ partner The Boogeyman. “Tomorrow never comes, so don’t wait for it to say what you want to say, do what you want to do, and live every waking moment to the fullest.” – Michelle G.

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