The Tipsy Pig Cocktail

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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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

Directions

  1. 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.

Bacon Brown Sugar Simple Syrup:

  1. 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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