Cocktail Friday special edition

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:25am

MapleManhattanIt has become as prevalent in foodie culture as snarky Yelp reviews and truffle-oiled mac and cheese: National [Insert Food Item Here] Day.

Name your favorite: National Fajita Day. National Margarita Day. National Quinoa Day. (OK, I don’t know there is one of those, but the rule holds.)

It’s not a bad thing, really; it lets people focus on the things they wanna focus on and perhaps remind others they should focus on it to. And the fun, sometimes, is finding a way to expand on [It] Day to another.

Which is what Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House has done with this concoction, infusing National Bacon Day (Aug. 20!) into a cocktail format. We asked them to share the recipe; here it is:

4 oz. Pecan-Infused Smoked Maple Knob Creek Bourbon.

3 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey-Barrel Aged Bitters

1/2 slice cooked and candied bacon.

Making it: Pour liquid ingredients into a pint glass, fill with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with bacon.

— Arnold Wayne Jones

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