I love shocking people.  It happens every time I order a bourbon.  The drink just seems incongruous with my classic look and softspoken voice.  So while at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, it was a thrill to see the waiter’s face when I ordered the BNB.  (My colleagues were pretty surprised too, as photos of the drink flew around Facebook and Twitter).  Still evaluating the exact moment to eat the bacon, I must practice this one at home a few times before I perfect the methodology.. Or just head back to the Ritz.

The recipe for the bourbon:

1 liter of bourbon (the Ritz uses Maker’s Mark)
1/3 liter bacon grease, warm
Mix together and let sit for 6 hours at room temperature.  Spoon off bacon fat that will have risen to the surface, and them strain mixture through a coffee filter at least once.

The recipe for the cocktail:

2 oz. Bacon infused Bourbon
.5 oz. real maple syrup
2 dashes bitters
Stir gently over ice in a 12oz rocks glass, garnish with a blue cheese and bacon stuffed fig and an orange twist

Bon appetit!

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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