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March 9, 2008

Bacon vodka

Oh yes.

Bacon vodka.

Believe it, daddy-o.

Somebody please make this and report back to me.

But I already know it will be awesome.

Bacon makes everything better. 

Also, thank you Patchen for the link. 

(Photo by Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:17 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Random stuff


As someone who is known, in some circles, by the nickname Bacon and as the pusher of "crack bacon," I agree that bacon makes everything better.

But I don't know about this bacon vodka. I'll make it if you agree to try it with me. I'm not going down this road alone.

a regular at captain larry's has recently undertaken this task. he fried off a half a pound of bacon, put it in a vat of vodka, and left it for a month. after freezing it to remove the congealed fat, he then filtered it with coffee filters, and the end product, a slightly orange clear liquid, can be found in a bottle at the bar at larry's.

i enjoy bacon immensely (in fact, today i have had not one, but two BLTs). i believe bacon has a place in many aspects of life. i like it in a frittata, i like it in a salad, it's lovely by itself, it's delightful on top of meatloaf.

i did not like it in (or as) vodka. i almost wretched upon tasting it. the smell of the alcohol was familiar, but the smell of bacon within that smell made me very uncomfortable. most people are trying it with tomato juice or in a bloody mary- i guess i can subscribe to that, though its not really necessary in my book.

to summarize: personally, i think that bacon vodka is not something that needs to exist. but others are seeming to enjoy it.

Tried it this weekend in Texas - it's great - but you'll be tasting bacon for days (which could be good to some)

saw this and thought of you

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