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Bacon Old Fashioned Recipe


Bacon Old Fashioned

Chef Jesse Schenker over at Recette in Manhattan's West Village has come up with a bacon Old Fashioned cocktail that features bacon-infused bitters that are to die for. Shockingly, the recipe isn't too difficult.


For the bacon bitters

  • 10 strips of bacon
  • 12 Ounces Angostura Bitters

For the cocktail

  • 3 Ounces brandied cherries
  • 1 cube of brown sugar
  • 1 Ounce Calvados Brandy
  • 1 Ounce Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 Cup ice
  • 1 splash club soda
  • Orange twist


For the bacon bitters

In a skillet, pan fry 10 strips of bacon. Take 2 ounces of bitters and deglaze the pan, scraping the drips from the bottom. Combine with 12 ounces of bitters and refrigerate for the night. Strain the solidified fat from the bitters.


For the cocktail

In a mixer, add 3 brandied cherries, 1 cube of brown sugar, and 4 dashes of the bacon bitters. Muddle the ingredients into a paste, then add 1 ounce of Calvados Brandy and 1 ounce of Bulleit Bourbon. Add ice and shake well.  Pour into a rocks glass, top with club soda. Garnish with orange twist.