Elvis Martini

February 22nd, 2011

A week after I concocted my rendition of the Bacon Martini, I picked up a bottle of Bakon Vodka. And now, a friend alerted me to the new NutLiquor peanut butter booze. Clearly there's an Elvis sandwich in there somewhere. ;)

Since the three bottles of flavored booze in this concoction are pretty clear, the focus here is in the fancy garnish. Little 1 inch Elvis sandwiches skewered on a stir stick complete this sweet drink. The King would be proud!

  • 1 1/2 oz Bakon Vodka
  • 2 oz NutLiquor
  • 2 oz Banana Schnapps
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bacon
  • Toast
  • Banana

Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Shake all liquid ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats and strain into the glass. Garnish with miniature Elvis sandwiches* skewered on a stir stick.

*Create mini-Elvis sandwiches by slicing the toast and the bacon into one inch squares. The make a double decker sandwich by layering the toast, peanut butter, bacon, and a slice of banana.

Bacon Martini

January 5th, 2011

Ann lead me to a bacon martini recipe that a friend posted to his facebook wall. Not sure who the originator was, but I've adjusted the ratios to keep the syrup from overpowering the drink and making it way too sweet. And I bet that you could swap out the Applejack with Apple Schnapps and have an equally tasty drink.

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2.5 oz Applejack Brandy
  • 1 oz Disaronno
  • 1 tbsp good quality Maple Syrup
  • Candied Bacon (see below)
  • Raw Sugar cubes

Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Crush the raw sugar into small chunks onto a small plate and run a slice of bacon around the glass rim. Rim the glass with the sugar using the residual bacon grease. Shake all liquid ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats and strain into the glass. Break a piece of candied bacon in half and lay against the glass's side.

Make candied bacon with good thick cuts of bacon and brown sugar. I prefer to use my microwave for bacon as the mess is much less. Put a paper plate or microwave safe dish into the microwave with a couple of paper towels to absorb the grease. Lay a row of bacon across the paper towels and microwave for 2 minutes on high. Sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar over the bacon and microwave on high for 3 more minutes. Your times may vary based on the bacon thickness and your microwave brand. The key is to have perfectly cooked bacon without burning the sugar. Watch the cooking carefully and kill the microwave if the sugar starts smoking!

10 things I learned over the weekend...

November 17th, 2008

  1. Although there are many ways to prepare delicious bacon. Some work better than others. If it's in the oven, make sure the grease is contained and doesn't continuously drip into the fire and smoke out your entire party. Bacon Smog!
  2. On that note -- 4 pounds of bacon consumed in one day is just fine with me. :)
  3. Fried cheese really only works well with this variety. Fried cheddar -- not so nice.
  4. No need to bowl at the bowling alley so long as you sneak in your own booze. Hint -- bring girls who can hide contraband in their bottomless purses. ;)
  5. Rock Band works better under the influence of alcohol. Even Bon Jovi schools me until I've been re-energized by the Power of Beer which unleashes my secret gaming powers.
  6. Brunch is good any day at any time. 3 times in one weekend is not too many.
  7. Petron is clearly evil and brewed in hell. But oh so tasty... I'm sure I've yet to learn my lesson here.
  8. Pear Martinis are equally dangerous and taste a little too much like pear juice and not quite enough like vodka. Mmmm... arghghgrh... Disaronno and Pear Vodka...
  9. Pugs make good bacon degreasers. Lick away Sid...
  10. White Russians are way more tasty if sipped while quoting The Dude. (I'd imagine wearing a bathrobe would help too.)