The Tipsy Pig Cocktail

TOTAL TIME: 15 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 5 min
 
YIELD: 2 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Ice
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce Bacon Brown Sugar Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 5 drops bitters
  • Candied bacon, from Bacon Brown Sugar Simple Syrup, recipe follows, for garnish
  • Gourmet maraschino cherries, such as Luxardo, for garnish
BACON BROWN SUGAR SIMPLE SYRUP:
  • 1 cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
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Directions

In a shaker filled with ice, add the bourbon, Bacon Brown Sugar Simple Syrup, vermouth and bitters and shake until well mixed. Place 1 large ice cube into 2 tumblers, pour the cocktail over the ice and garnish with a candied bacon piece and a maraschino cherry on a pick.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon, sugar and 1 cup water until lightly boiling. Strain the candied bacon and reserve. Set aside the syrup to cool.

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