Although today you can find plenty of sweet, fruity-flavored mixtures and infusions, we wanted to set out to do something different, something savory…something bacon. And we set out to do it right, to create a premium-quality vodka you’d enjoy drinking.
It is great to see more savory vodkas on the market, because many of the sweet & fruity vodkas on the market are sickly sweet … but, bacon? Well, according to their website, it will be the only vodka that you will ever want to make a Bloody Mary with (or their version, the Bakon Mary – recipe below the fold).
Then again, bacon is one of those things that can even rouse the carnivore out of many vegetarians! Today, foods regularly develop cults followings (aka those “super foods”) but the love of bacon has to be one of the original food cults. For example, look at the number of bacon-themed and bacon-centric websites that exist around the internet. Here is a short list:
- BaconFreak.com – home of the “Bacon Is Meat Candy” Gourmet Bacon Club
- This Week in Bacon at Crispy on the Outside
- Mr Bacon Pants is about bacon & beer … what a great combo!
Evidently, there has been a bacon craze sweeping the USA over the last few years (guess that I missed it here in the UK, where we have had similar crazes for local food and even a pig campaign called Save our Bacon!). But, back to bacon products …
Bacon is being included in the strangest things, not just vodka … check out the bacon suitcase artwork, bacon candy, Maple Bacon Morning Coffee, a bra made of bacon, an iPhone cozy in bacon pattern, and a range of bacon-flavored condiments (including Bacon Salt and Baconnaise).
Okay, before the recipe, I have to admit that I would like to try to Bakon vodka but it appears to only be available throughout a small region of the USA right now … but if anyone in Washington state wants to send me a sample, I would be very happy to receive it!
The Bakon Mary (from Bakon Vodka recipes)
- 1 oz. to 1½ oz. Bakon Vodka in a Highball glass filled with ice.
- Fill glass with tomato juice
- 1 dash celery salt
- 1 dash ground black pepper
- 1 dash Tabasco
- 2-4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 tsp. horseradish (pure, never creamed)
- Dash of lemon or lime juice
Garnish with a celery stalk; a skewer of olives, pickles, carrots, mushrooms, or other vegetables; or even meat or shrimp (bacon, salami, shrimp, etc.) and cheese. Pickled asparagus spears or pickled beans are also great as a garnish.
via BevLog at BevLaw