The Drink Nation
Few combinations are as delightfully sinful as booze and bacon. From root beer floats to lollip garnishes, these cocktails bring home the bacon and the buzz. Click through to find five DC drinks that will have you saying “pork please!” in no time.
What better garnish for a bourbon cocktail than a bacon lollipop? The Bone, $12, gets an extra kick from lime juice and Tobasco - the side of pork is an extra bonus.
The Mason-Dixon Manhattan, $11, combines bacon-infused bourbon with Carpano Antica sweet vermouth and bitters. Because nothing says “The Great Emancipator” like bacon. (Maybe. Tasty, no matter what!)
Bacon crumbles crown The Diner’s bourbon float, which combines Jim Beam with IBC Root Beer and vanilla ice cream.
The Toki Monster, $10, features bacon's predecessor - pork belly - with Bulleit Bourbon, Barenjager honey liqueur and Peat Monster Scotch.
Wanna get fancy? It's not exactly bacon, but The Henderson, $14 - one of Bourbon Steak’s house cocktails - uses Tariquet VSOP Bas Armagnac infused with foie gras.
Lauren Sloat, Drink DC