Salty Dogs with Bacon-Vodka

Salty Dogs with Bacon-Infused Vodka |momdecuisine.net|It’s been over a year since we left Bahrain for Spain. I’ve posted before about the stark contrast between the two cultures. And while there are many things I miss about living in the Middle East, there are a few things that I relish in life in Spain. Namely booze and bacon. I have yet to visit a restaurant, coffee shop or store that doesn’t sell booze, wine, or beer. Some time ago I took the kids to a party at a Chuck-E-Cheese type of establishment that had a full bar. And the Jamon is a delacacy. Try buying a full, authentic leg of Spanish ham in the States and it will set you back nearly $1000. Here, however as Jamon is apart of everyday life, eaten often casually for breakfast, it costs pennies on the dollar (or should I say cents on the Euro?) So on a lazy weekend, I thought I’d recreate one of our favorite American brunch cocktails, keeping with the fun of Spanish living. Booze and bacon can only mean good things;)Salty Dogs with Bacon-Infused Vodka |momdecuisine.net|

Salty Dogs with Bacon-Infused Vodka

Salty Dogs with Bacon-Infused Vodka
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Serve Cold
Occasion Casual Party, Formal Party
Region American

Ingredients

  • 1 Part Bacon-Infused Vodka
  • 4 Parts Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 3 tablespoons Corse Sea Salt

Bacon Salt

  • 3 Rashers Bacon (Good quality)
  • Ice (For serving)

Directions

Bacon-Salt
Step 1
Make the bacon salt, if using to line glasses by cooking bacon over medium-high heat, removing just before the bacon is burnt.
Step 2
Allow the bacon to cool on paper towels, squeezing out any additional grease. Add cooked rashers to a food processor and process to crumbs. Add bacon crumbs to the sea salt and mix until combined.
Salty Dog
Step 3
Using two rimmed plates, add a few tablespoons of grapefruit juice to one, and the bacon salt to another. Swivel the rims of chilled glasses in the juice, then the salt to line them.
Step 4
Pour ice into salt-rimmed glasses. Top with bacon-vodka and grapefruit juice. Serve immediately.

Bacon-Infused Vodka

Bacon-Infused Vodka
Cook time 1 hour
Meal type Beverage
Misc Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Formal Party
Region American

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Vodka (Good Quality)
  • 4 Rashers Thick-Cut Bacon (Good Quality)

Directions

Bacon-Vodka
Step 1
Cook bacon in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat to render the fat. Before bacon starts to burn, remove the skillet from heat.
Step 2
Remove bacon from the skillet and set aside for another use (or eat it!) Pour the grease into a sealable glass jar. Pour vodka on top and seal. Shake to combine.
Step 3
Put jar in the freezer for 45-50 minutes, or until the bacon grease has floated to the top of the jar and firmed. Remove the bacon fat from the top of the liquid. Pour the vodka into another sealable jar through cheesecloth or a very fine mesh strainer to remove any excess fat.
Step 4
Keep Vodka refrigerated for up to two weeks.
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