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Pig in a Hammock

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

This unique, sweet & savory cocktail is the perfect drink to kick back with. The crispy bacon and grilled banana garnish give it the perfect final touch.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 3 Strips bacon

  • 3 Whole bananas (as ripe as possible)

  • 12 Ounce pure maple syrup

  • 8 Ounce water

  • 1 Pinch salt

  • 6 Ounce bourbon

  • 8 Ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 8 Dash Angostura bitters

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger Temperature to 350°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill350 ˚F

  • 2

    Place bacon on a sheet pan in the middle of the grill and cook for 20 minutes, or until bacon has reached your desired crispness. Remove and let cool.

    Grill350 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 3 Strips bacon

  • 3

    Increase Traeger temperature to 500°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 4

    Peel bananas and place them directly on the grill grate (in the hottest spots of the grill) and cook about 5 minutes per side until grill marks appear. Remove from the Traeger and set aside.

    Grill500 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 3 Whole bananas (as ripe as possible)

  • 5

    Place maple syrup, 8 ounces water and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cut two of the charred bananas into half-moons and add to saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutes then strain in a heat-proof container. Make sure you get as much of the syrup off of the bananas as possible. Transfer syrup to the refrigerator until cooled, discard the bananas.

    Ingredients

    • 12 Ounce pure maple syrup

    • 8 Ounce water

    • 1 Pinch salt

  • 6

    To Make the Cocktail: add 1-1/2 ounces bourbon, 1 ounce lemon juice, 1 ounce charred maple/ banana syrup and 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters to a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and repeat for the remaining 3 cocktails.

    Ingredients

    • 6 Ounce bourbon

    • 8 Ounce fresh lemon juice

    • 8 Dash Angostura bitters

  • 7

    Garnish with half a piece of crispy bacon. (The third piece of bacon is for snacking!) Then cut the third banana into slices and drop one into the top of each drink. Enjoy!