Pubs and bars across the world are increasingly using Bacon – yes, Bacon – as the prima donna in their cocktails. We select a savoury foursome.


Piggy Tail Cocktail

Toast, Mumbai

The Piggy Tail

Ingredients

Bacon-infused, Bourbon, Fresh orange pulp, Maple syrup, Dashes of aromatic bitters

Method

Infuse the bourbon with bacon fat for a week. Fill a shaker with ice and add all the ingredients along with the bourbon. Strain into a rock glass and add dashes of bitters. Garnish with a slice of orange and a strip of fried bacon.


 

Double Bacon Delight 

W, Guangzhou

Double Bacon Delight

Ingredients

Bacon-infused bourbon, Maple syrup, Lemon juice, Bacon powder/bits, Dash of red food colouring, Red ice sphere

Method

Chop and fry 100 grams of bacon, let it cool slightly and deglaze with bourbon. Seal and chill the mixture for five days. for the bacon powder, dehydrate bacon bits for six hours and blend fine. In a mixing glass, combine all the ingredients with the bacon-infused bourbon and shake vigorously. Dip the rim of a martini glass into maple syrup, then into the bacon powder. Place the red ice sphere in the martini glass and inject the mixture into the sphere through a hole.


 

Smoked Bacon Bloody Mary

Woodside Inn, Mumbai

Woodside Inn (Andheri )Smoked Bacon Bloody Mary

Ingredients

Vodka, Tomato puree, Tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Fresh lemon juice, Smoked bacon

Method

Take a Caipiroshka glass with a salted rim and add ice. Add all the ingredients, with the vodka going in last, and garnish with a flame grilled strip of bacon, a celery stick and a slice of lime.


 

Southern Old Fashioned 

The Sassy Spoon, Mumbai

Southern Old Fashioned- The Sassy Spoon

Ingredients

Bacon-infused bourbon, Maple syrup, Two dashes angostura bitters, An orange twist, A crisp bacon rasher

Method

In a mason jar, pour in the bacon fat with the bourbon. Seal the jar and let it sit in a dark room for six hours. After the steeping time, freeze the jar till the fat solidifies, and strain. In a rock glass, add all the ingredients and stir in the bacon-infused bourbon. Garnish with a bacon rasher and an orange twist.