I compiled a list of ways to enjoy bacon in your booze this holiday season! Have fun and enjoy your bacon booze responsibly!
(Lots of cocktail recipes with their bourbon: Bacon Bourbon Cocktails)
PLEASE CHECK OUT “Beer Advocate” for their list of bacon beers with reviews and locations:
Bacon Vodka – Easily make your own! From Elle.
Bacon Beer – Easily make your own! From Brew Your Own.
BBQ Bloody Mary (use Bacon Vodka) – From Stephen.
Breakfast in a Cup – From Old Forester.
Bacon Apple Cider – From Jezra
Spiked & Spiced Bacon Eggnog – From Bacon Today
Bacon, Bourbon, and Hazelnut Hot Chocolate – From Serious Eats
Bacon Cherry Creek Bourbon Cocktail – From Lance Mayhew, on About.com
Bacon – Apple Martini – From Elle.
Bacon Bloody Mary – From Elle.
Bacon Jello Shots – From Elle.
Bacon Today posted a “how-to” on making “Holiday Chocolate Covered Bacon Strip Ornaments” for your Christmas Tree. They look delicious and the recipe is easy to follow. But, I’m just going to repeat myself from my post “What NOT to do with Bacon This Christmas” that I posted in 2011: “Please. Please don’t decorate your Christmas Tree with REAL bacon. …..if you have pets, little kids, or just concerned about inviting some bugs in your home, then maybe it’s not a good idea.” I want to further push the issue about your pets, if you have any. Chocolate and your furry pets don’t mix well. Yes, yes, it can vary depending on if it’s dark or milk chocolate and the amount and how big your pet it. But do you want to chance it? Do you really want to tease your pets? And bring about a horrific mess to clean up?
If you refuse to listen to the above: Just think about the simple fact that chocolate melts and you more than likely have warm Christmas lights on that tree and nicely wrapped presents sitting directly under it all.
I do encourage everyone to follow through with the recipe and enjoy some festive bacon treats this holiday season. But please don’t put it on your Christmas Tree. Simply enjoy them as treats and not ornaments. I respect Bacon Today for all they do, but I just don’t believe real bacon should be used in decorating or sculpting unless you plan on actually eating it. And if you put it on your Christmas Tree, I can’t imagine it being very sanitary or (pending the time frame) even edible. And the risk to your pets is not worth it.
If you are looking to stock up on some Bacon Ornaments, check out: “Ornaments for the Bacon Nerd in Your Life“.