By Jeffrey Morgenthaler
An "Old-Fashioned" twist on a timeless classic. Bourbon approved and bacon-infused, you'll never go back to the old way.
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|1/2 Cup||warm water (110°F to 115°F)|
|1/2 Fluid Ounce||maple syrup|
|4 Dash||Angostura bitters|
|2||fresh orange peel|
Smoke bacon prior to making Old Fashioned using this recipe for Applewood Smoked Bacon.
To Make Bacon: When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 325℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
325 ˚F / 163 ˚C
16 Slices bacon
Place bacon in a single layer on a cooling rack that fits inside a baking sheet pan. Cook in Traeger for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is browned and crispy. Reserve bacon for later. Let the fat cool slightly; you’ll use the fat to infuse the bourbon.
325 ˚F / 163 ˚C
Combine 1/4 cup of warm (not hot) liquid bacon fat with the entire contents of a 750ml bottle of bourbon in a glass or heavy plastic container.
1/2 Cup warm water (110°F to 115°F)
1500 mL bourbon
Use a fork to stir well. Let it sit on the counter for a few hours, stirring every so often.
After about four hours, put bourbon fat mixture into the freezer. After about an hour, the fat will congeal and you can simply scoop it out with a spoon. You can fine-strain the mixture through a sieve to remove all fat if desired.
Combine ingredients with ice and stir until cold. Strain over fresh ice in an Old Fashioned glass and garnish with reserved bacon and orange peel. Enjoy!
1/2 Fluid Ounce maple syrup
4 Dash Angostura bitters
2 fresh orange peel