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bacon vodka

How to Make Bacon Vodka Using the Fat Washing Technique

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  • Author: Robyn
  • Total Time: 24 hours
  • Yield: 750ml bottle of vodka 1x


This recipe will show you how to make your own DIY Bacon Vodka using the fat-washing technique which can be applied to any spirit with any fat of your preference. Have fun with all the infused spirit combinations you can make!


  • 1 lb of bacon
  • 1 750 ml bottle of pure unflavored vodka


  1. Cook the bacon in a pan until it’s crispy, then remove it from the pan and let it cool.
  2. Once the bacon has cooled, pour the vodka into a large, sealable container.
  3. Add the bacon to the container with the vodka, making sure the bacon is completely submerged in the liquid.
  4. Seal the container and let it sit at room temperature for at least four hours (or up to 24 hours, if you want a stronger bacon flavor).
  5. After the infusing time has passed, put the container in the freezer for a few hours to solidify the fat.
  6. Once the fat has solidified, use a fine-mesh strainer to strain out the bacon fat and any solid bits of bacon.
  7. Pour the strained bacon vodka into a clean bottle and it’s ready to use!

There are many ways you can use bacon vodka in cocktails, from my award-winning Perfect Bloody Mary recipe to a bacon-infused Old Fashioned. Get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations to find your perfect bacon vodka cocktail.

So there you have it, a simple recipe for making your own bacon vodka using the fat-washing technique. It may sound a bit strange, but trust me, the end result is well worth the effort. Give it a try and impress your friends with your bartending skills!


  • Prep Time: 24 hours
  • Category: vodka, alcohol, spirits
  • Method: Fat Washing Technique
  • Cuisine: American