Bacon-Infused Bourbon

Yields 1 liter


  • 4 oz warm bacon grease (from about 2 lbs cooked bacon)
  • 1 liter (4 cups) bourbon

Special Equipment

  • fine-mesh strainer
  • coffee filter
  • funnel
  • 1 liter bottle with pouring spout


  1. Combine bacon grease and bourbon in a large, shallow container
  2. Cover and allow to sit for 24 hours at room temperature. This process is called “fat washing” the bourbon. The fat will solidify at the top of the mixture
  3. Place a coffee filter inside a fine-mesh strainer and pass mixture through strainer to remove all fat particles
  4. Funnel into bottle and store at room temperature