Here's a bacon julep recipe, because you know you want one

Here's a bacon julep recipe, because you know you want one

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Is everything better with bacon? Louisville’s Red Herring certainly makes a case for it with this pork-centric julep. The year-old craft cocktail bar offers a list of 100 classic cocktails and 8 – 10 contemporary tipplers. For Derby, the multifaceted space, created four new versions of the minty classic, including this one.

*Recipe courtesy of Red Herring

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bacon-washed Maker's Mark bourbon (instructions below)
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • crushed ice

Preparation

To make the bacon-washed bourbon

  • 1 Add 2 ounces bacon fat to one bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon and let sit for 3 days. Add mixture to a centrifuge to separate the bourbon from the fat. Discard fat.

To make the julep

  • 1 Add bourbon, syrup and mint leaves to a julep cup. Gently muddle until mint is bruised.
  • 2 Top with crushed ice and garnish with mint.

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