December 11th, 2008 10:06 EST
Can bacon spice up your Bloody Mary?
Since my last trip to Seattle and tasting for the first time a Mitch Morgan`s whiskey with Bacon Freak Bacon in it, I have been searching for restaurants and wine bars who make an adult drink with bacon in it. To my surprise I have been able to find several great places in which bacon is the star of a drink on their menu! The place we are currently spotlighting is here in California at an old saloon in the Mission District of San Francisco called Elixir. Elixir is owned by H. Joseph Ehrmann.
H has an impressive resume. Not only is he the proprietor of the Elixir, he a beverage/ drink mixologist, which means he works with restaurants and bars to come up with the perfect drink! I think H will be the perfect choice to create the ultimate Bacon Freak drink! H also has some impressive awards including winning an award from GQ Magazine by being selected for the top 20 best cocktails in America.
H has agreed to share his award wining drink with us called the Bloody Elixir:
1.5 0z of Vodka of your choice
4 shakes each of Dill, White Pepper and Celery Salt
2 shakes each of Worcestershire Sauce and Tabasco Sauce
1 squeeze (approx. .5oz) of Elixir Juice (mixture of olive brine, dill pickle juice and various other pickling juices)
squeeze one piece of Fresh Lemon
2/3 bar spoon of Horseradish
Fill with Tomato Juice
Kosher Dill Pickle Spear
Thick-cut, cooked Bacon slice
Shake well and leave the Bloody in the large tin of a Boston shaker, allowing the last drops to drain. Then Rim the pint glass with Old Bay Seasoning and pour the drink back into the glass.
Garnish with a slice of Bacon and a Dill Pickle. No straw, always drink from the rim. And eat your bacon, damnit.
To visit H`s place visit http://www.elixirsf.com/
Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock
Use coupon code (sop) to get a 10% discount at www.baconfreak.com
Rocco owns and runs a Bacon of the Month Club called The Bacon Freak Bacon is Meat Candy Bacon Club as well as a Wine Club called the Coastal Vineyard Wine Club
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