Serve inRocks glass
How to make:
STIR fat-washed bourbon and maple syrup in base of mixing glass until syrup dissolves. Add bitters and ice and STIR again. Strain into ice-filled glass.
To make Bacon fat-washed bourbon:
Grill 4 slices of bacon (originally made using Benton's bacon to make the Bentons Old Fashioned cocktail, hence the name, but any extra-smoky bacon will suffice) to obtain 30ml (1oz) of warm bacon fat and pour this into 70cl of bourbon (in a 75cl bottle). Leave to infuse at room temperature for a day before placing the bottle in a freezer to solidify the fat. Then clarify the bourbon by fine straining through a cheesecloth or Superbag into a clean bottle.
If you like an Old-Fashioned and bacon then you'll love the Benton's Old-Fashioned.