Bacon Old Fashioned

bourbon / bacon / orange peel
A glass of Bacon Old Fashioned


  • 1 1/2 parts Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon
  • 3 tsp. Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
  • 3 dashes of Orange Bitters Orange Peel
  • 1 Strip of Candied Bacon


  1. Cut the bacon strip in half. Chop one half into small pieces.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add the small bacon pieces, brown sugar simple syrup and bitters.
  3. Add ice to the cocktail shaker and proceed to shake until well mixed. About a dozen times.
  4. Double strain the mixture into a low ball glass with fresh ice, removing the bacon pieces.
  5. Add bourbon and stir.
  6. Garnish with the remaining 1/2 bacon strip and a sliver of orange peel.