Make this cocktail for your sweetheart and smoothly deliver the line: "You're bacon me crazy." Cheesy? Yes, but you know we love cheese. It's New Pi approved.
I'll let you in on a little secret: the creative folks behind our butcher counters have been banging out gorgeous, smoky, house-cured and house-smoked bacon. It's been flying off the shelves, so if you see it in our butcher case, get it while you can.
We've got the most beautiful – and giftable – collection of cocktail ingredients at New Pi. Check out the gorgeous bottle of Dashfire Bourbon Bitters above. It's like a cologne bottle, but I'm pretty confident its contents taste better. It's even letter-pressed. Perfect for your cocktail-lovin' sweetie (not to speak of pairing it with that bottle of Iowa bourbon behind it)!
Maple Bacon Old Fashioned
We couldn't think of a better way to beat the winter blues than a fabulous cocktail featuring maple syrup, bourbon, and a slice of perfectly cooked bacon. This play on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail is sure to hit the spot! – Melissa Arp, New Pi Specialty Coordinator
1 T. local maple syrup (such as from these folks here at Great River Maple!)
3 dashes Scrappy's Aromatic Bitters, Bittercube Bolivar Bitters, or Dashfire Orange Bitters (an alternative to Angostura that’s free of artificial colors)
2 oz. Cedar Ridge Bourbon or Rye whisky, or Sazerac Rye, or Miss Rye
Fever tree or Q drink club soda
1 slice of bacon, cooked and allowed to cool
ice or Neptune spherical ice (mold available at New Pi – prepare one large ice cube in advance)
Place the maple syrup in an Old Fashioned glass. Add a few dashes of the bitter of your choice. Add a splash of club soda.
Drop in one large spherical ice cube or a handful of ice cubes, then 2 oz. of rye. Stir.
Garnish with an entire stick of bacon!