Bacon Manhattan

Bacon infused bourbon adds a gentle, savory perfume to this classic cocktail.
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Makes 1 cocktail

  • 2-3 dashes bitters
  • ounces Bacon-Infused Bourbon recipe follows
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • ¼ ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 maraschino cherry or
  • 1 brandied cherry
  • 1 twist of orange rind
  • 1 strip of crisp cooked bacon or Candied Bacon (page 154) for garnish


  • Swirl 2-3 dashes of bitters in a chilled martini glass.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with large ice cubes and add the bourbon and vermouths.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Strain the cocktail into the prepared martini glass and garnish with the cherry, orange rind, and bacon.


Serve immediately.