Benton's Old Fashioned

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (57 ratings)

Serve in

Rocks glass

Garnish:

Orange twist

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.

2 fl oz Bacon fat-washed bourbon
1/4 fl oz Maple syrup
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
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To make Bacon fat-washed bourbon:


Grill 12 slices of smoky bacon 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.

Review:

If you like an Old-Fashioned and bacon then you'll love the Benton's Old-Fashioned.

History:

Created in 2008 by Don Lee at PDT (Please Don't Tell bar) in New York City, this was the cocktail that popularised the technique of fat-washing spirits. Don infused bourbon with Benton's bacon fat, hence this cocktail's name.

Nutrition:

180 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 31.53% alc./vol. (63.06° proof)
  • 21.5 grams of pure alcohol
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