Bacon Gin Fizz

Bacon Gin Fizz
From, by Dan George

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Brunch is something that we don't really do very often. I love brunch – it's actually the perfect party time, I think. Not too early in the morning, but just before lunch. You're not tired from working all day, and it's not too late at night that you feel like going to be before you've even started.

I like the type of brunch that is really more like an early dinner. Sure, you're going to have some sort of egg dish and waffles, but I usually hit the carving stations with slices of roast beef and big pieces of bread. And then there's the cocktails

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Champagne cocktails are the standard brunch drink for good reason. You can customize them in many different ways, like these champagne margaritas, or use champagne to make bellinis. You can even set up a mimosa or a bellini bar so your guests can make their own drinks.

But if mimosas aren't you're thing, maybe they're too sweet for you, or you're not a champagne person… then you've got to try these bacon gin fizz cocktails.

They totally fit the bill for a brunch cocktail. You've got your bacon, your eggs and your booze. It's the perfect cocktail to have before 5:00.

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I know there are some of you out there that are going to say that you're afraid of the uncooked egg white. It's totally fine, really. Haven't you ever licked the cookie dough spoon? I know all the food police say we shouldn't do that now, but if you're really concerned just make sure you get pasteurized eggs so it won't be an issue.

The egg white makes that frothy, foamy top you see in the drink and also makes the drink a little bit creamier. And egg whites have been used in cocktails for more than a century - it's practically tradition.

This drink does have to be shaken up when served, so you'll have to play bartender for a little while (one of my favorite jobs) but that's OK, it just means you'll be closer to the bar!




  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce agave syrup
  • cooked bacon, for garnish


  1. Add ice to a tall glass. In a cocktail shaker add the gin, egg white, lemon juice and agave.
  2. Shake well and strain into the glass.
  3. Garnish with a strip of bacon.


Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker

Le Creuset Skillet

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Adapted from Cosmopolitan.

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