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Bacon Cocktails Using Savage Bacon Jerky

From our wet bars to yours, we present four classic cocktails with Savage twists: the Bacon Bloody Mary, the Bacon Martini, The Bacon Egg Whiskey, and the Hawaiian Luau with Bacon Vodka. We've also got a recipe for making your own bacon-infused vodka, which you can use in any of these recipes or create your own bacon vodka drinks.  

Bacon, Egg & Whiskey with Lock + Co Aspen Aged Rye

For this cocktail, you'll want a martini glass or a low-ball, depending on your preference, and a cocktail shaker. 

Infuse Savage Honey Blaze Bacon Jerky in Locke + Co Aspen Rye overnight.

Add ice and all ingredients into a shaker tin and shake. Be sure to strain the rye. Shake well.

Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist and a piece of Savage Jerky bacon.  

Bacon Martini

Nothing says Sunday brunch better than a bacon martini. Actually, nothing says Sunday brunch better than someone else saying "Brunch is on me," but a good second is "I'll have a bacon martini." Try this recipe, featuring our Maple Bacon Jerky. 

  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce vermouth
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • Sugar (for rim)
  • 1 slice Savage Jerky Maple Cayenne Bacon Jerky
  • Crushed ice
  • *Rimming agent

*A rimming agent is something that makes sugar stick to the rim of a cocktail glass. Citrus fruits are popular and easy to use. Simply cut the fruit into wedges and gently rub it along the glass rim. Other things you can use include syrup, agave, or honey. 

Rim the glass with a rimming agent and then dip in sugar. In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, vermouth, triple sec and ice. Shake well and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a half slice of bacon jerky. Eat the other half.  

Hawaiian Luau with Bacon Vodka

We found this recipe on Bakon Vodka (yes, bacon flavored alcohol is a real thing). 

  • 1.5 ounces of Bakon Vodka
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • Splash of butterscotch schnapps
  • Pineapple wedge
  • 1 slice Bourbon Glaze Bacon Jerky from Savage
  • Ice

Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice and pour over ingredients. Stir. Finish with a pineapple wedge and slice of bacon jerky as garnishes. This beverage could also be blended for a frozen drink, and garnished with the bacon jerky and pineapple wedge.

The Real Dill Bloody Mary with Savage Bacon Jerky

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 8 ounces The Real Dill bloody mary mix
  • Real Dill Bloody Seasoning
  • 1 slice Savage Jerky Honey Blaze Bacon Jerky
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes 

Rim glass with The Real Dill Bloody seasoning. Add ice and shot of vodka. Add The Real Dill Bloody Mary mix. Garnish with pickle and a piece of Savage Bacon Jerky!

Homemade Bacon Infused Vodka

Believe it or not, we found inspiration for this process on, of all places, the Betty Crocker website! The peeps at Betty Crocker suggest this makes a great gift. This recipe makes 3 pints of bacon-infused vodka -- 2 for you, 1 for them.   

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) of your favorite unflavored vodka
  • 3 pint-size mason jars with lids
  • 4 to 6 slices of your favorite Savage Bacon Jerky
  • Mesh strainer
  • Cheesecloth or coffee filter
  • Funnel

What we like about our version of this recipe is you don't have to cook the bacon. Order from Savage Jerky, and it's already to go. 

Divide vodka evenly among the 3 mason jars. Save the vodka bottle; you're going to use it again. Warm the bacon in the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds. While still warm, place 1 to 2 slices of bacon jerky into the mason jars and cover jars tightly with the lids. Let stand at room temperature for about 6 hours, swirling to mix every hour or so. 

Line a mesh strainer with cheesecloth or a coffee filter and set over a large bowl. Pour contents of mason jar into the bowl through the strainer. Then, pour the bacon-infused vodka back into the vodka bottle (use the funnel). Store in a cool, dark place; lasts for about 6 months. 

Bacon Cocktails Using Savage Bacon Jerky