9/11/08

Drink Your BLT

Let’s just say that today’s topic is sort of the anti-Connoisseur…

A story was stumbled upon while browsing the internet regarding, of all things, bacon-flavored vodka.

Ugh..!

Hey, I love bacon as much as the next person. As famed chef Emeril Lagasse is so fond of saying, “pork fat rules”. But sometimes you have to draw the line, and this may be one of those moments.

Turns out that a gentleman by the name of Don Yovicsin, owner of Jake’s Dixie Roadhouse in Waltham, Massachusetts, had a lightbulb moment regarding bacon and vodka. Acting on that inspiration, he fried some Niman Ranch applewood-smoked bacon and added it to an infuser jar with some vodka. After four weeks the bacon was filtered out and the vodka chilled. The congealed bacon fat was then filtered as well, leaving a smoky, bacon flavored liquor.

Hmmm…

The Roadhouse now serves several beverages using the vodka, the most popular being the Bacon Bloody Mary, done with the vodka, Bloody Mary mix, barbecue rub on the rim and garnished with a Slim Jim and lime wedge.

Guess you could say you haven’t lived until you had one of these concoctions. It’s rather like drinking your BLT…

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