When life gives you peanuts, basil, limes, and jalapeños…
You make infused spirits! From bottom to top, peanut-infused vodka, basil-infused gin, and jalapeño-and-lime-infused tequila. Add this to the bacon-infused bourbon I made a few weeks ago, and there’s a nice collection. If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s a “Bacon-Infused Old Fashioned” recipe from the NYC institution, Please Don’t Tell:
2 oz. Bacon-Infused Bourbon
1/4 oz Grade-B Maple Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Twist of orange
In mixing glass, stir 2 ounces bacon-infused bourbon, maple syrup, and bitters with ice. Strain into chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange twist.
Here’s a hint for those of you wanting to try making bacon-infused bourbon: make sure you get a nice, thick-cut, extra-smokey package of bacon. It will make a huge difference.
So, does anyone have some recipe ideas for these mixtures?