If you love bacon, and you love a good cocktail, then a bacon martini needs to be in your cocktail repertoire. I developed this bacon martini recipe because I wanted the perfect drink to compliment grilled or barbecued foods that checked off all the boxes of what I wanted in a martini- a cocktail that is easy drinking that pairs well with everything and can easily be sipped by the pool for happy hour or can stand up next to any meal you pair it with. 

My bacon martini recipe is not a dry martini that you would pair with an olive, it’s more in the category of a sweet martini like a Cosmopolitan or a French Martini. In this Bacon Martini Recipe, I first start by making bacon vodka using the fat washing technique.

This bacon martini combines the flavors of bacon with complimentary flavors of peach, raspberries, and a touch of BBQ sauce by fusing it with peach juice and chamboard in a frozen glass served with a drizzle of BBQ Sauce. Because Pork pairs well with fruit flavors, the peach juice paired with and raspberries in the chambord are a great sweet compliment to tone down the rich salty undertones of bacon in this drink, which is this finished with the citrus undertones of my Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub as the cocktail rimmer.

This drink culminates with a swizzle of bbq sauce and a garnish of crispy bacon, peaches and a maraschino cherry that gives the perfect salty sweet balance to a martini that is balanced fusion of sweet and salty with a touch of crunch of bacon garnish. 

bacon vodka

Use this bacon vodka technique to have bacon vodka on hand to make my Bacon Martini.

Why You’ll Love Bacon Martini:

If you’re a fan of the smoky, salty, and savory flavor of bacon, then you’re bound to love the bacon martini. This unique cocktail offers a bold and indulgent taste experience that is sure to satisfy any bacon lover’s cravings. The infusion of cooked bacon into the vodka adds a rich and meaty depth of flavor that sets it apart from other cocktails. The addition of complementary ingredients such as Chambord, peach juice, and my delicious Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub, enhances the taste profile, creating a delicious and well-balanced drink. The crispy bacon garnish adds a satisfying crunch and visually appealing element to the cocktail, making it a standout choice for any occasion. Whether you’re looking to impress guests at a party or simply want to enjoy a special treat for yourself, the bacon martini is a must-try for anyone who loves the bold and delicious taste of bacon.

Ingredients to Make A Bacon Martini:

  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Chambord
  • ¾ ounce Peach Juice

Garnish:

bacon martini

How to Make a Bacon Martini:

If you’ve already made bacon vodka (follow my instructions linked here), then making a bacon martini is even easier! Follow these steps to create the perfect cocktail:

  1. Drizzle bbq sauce in martini glasses and freeze overnight so the sauce freezes to the glass for a nice presentation and the glasses keep the cocktail cold when drinking.
  2. Chill the vodka: Make sure the bacon vodka is well chilled before making the cocktail.
  3. Prepare the garnish: Cook a few extra strips of bacon until crispy and set them aside for garnishing the cocktail.
  4. Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 ½ oz of the chilled bacon vodka, 1/2 oz of Chambord, and ¾ oz of Peach Juice
  5. Rim your glass by using a peach slice to wet the tip of the glass and then dip into Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub as a cocktail rimmer
  6. Shake and strain: Shake the cocktail vigorously for about 10 seconds to chill the ingredients and blend the flavors. Strain the cocktail into your chilled martini glass.
  7. Garnish and serve: Garnish the cocktail with a skewer of crispy bacon, a peach slice, and a maraschino cherry and serve immediately.

With these simple steps, you can enjoy the rich and indulgent flavors of a bacon martini in the comfort of your own home. Be sure to experiment with different flavorings to create your perfect version of this delicious cocktail!

Substitutions:

Bacon is a savory ingredient that pairs well with many different flavors, including some fruits. If you aren’t a fan of peaches, try using a different fruit such as; apples, pears or pineapple! Keep in mind that the sweetness of the fruit should not overpower the flavor of the bacon. Experiment with different combinations to find the perfect balance of flavors.

Tools Need to Make Bacon Martini:

Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub: is just that, a state of mind. With notes of kaffir lime, grapefruit, orange, coriander, Himalayan salt, granulated honey, smoked paprika and a dash of chipotle, your taste buds are taken on a citrus adventure that begs you wanting more with every bite! Trust me when I tell you, chicken, fish and pork have never been so exciting! Plus, it’s amazing as a cocktail rimmer! You will lick your entire glass! (I did!) As Captain Ron says, “It’s the crack of BBQ Rubs!” Not to mention, it’s GLUTEN FREE and JUNK FREE! 

Cocktail Shaker: I used this deep green Cocktail shaker in the attached video I made.

Stemless Martini Glasses: these are optional but I love these stemless martini glasses that make it easy to put into the freezer so they keep my martinis and cocktails ice cold!

Tips for Making Bacon Martini:

To make the most kick ass Bacon Martini, follow my recipe on how to make Homemade Bacon Vodka using the fat washing technique. 

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Bacon Martini FAQ:

Q: What is a bacon martini?

A: A bacon martini is a cocktail made with bacon-infused vodka or gin, vermouth, and other flavorings. It is typically garnished with a strip of crispy bacon.

Q: How do you make bacon-infused vodka or gin?

A: To make bacon-infused vodka, you can infuse spirits with bacon flavor using the “fat washing technique”. This is a technique that combines fat with your favorite spirit in the freezer overnight where you then drain out the fat afterwards which leaves your vodka or spirit with the flavor of the fat you washed it with, in this case bacon fat.

Q: What flavorings can you add to a bacon martini?

A: In addition to Chambord, you can add flavorings such as maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, or bacon-flavored syrup to a bacon martini.

Q: Can you use something in place of Chambord?

A: Yes, Vermouth is a great substitution for Chambord. 

Q: What foods pair well with a bacon martini?

A: Foods that pair well with a bacon martini include appetizers or dishes that also contain bacon, such as bacon-wrapped dates or bacon-wrapped shrimp. Salads with fruits like apples or pears can also complement the flavors of the cocktail.

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Bacon Martini


  • Author: Robyn
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: One martini

Description

The bacon martini is the perfect martini for bacon lovers! This martini pairs the flavors of bacon vodka with peach juice and chambord for the perfect fusion of sweet, salty and crunchy to make for an epic bacon lover's martini!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Chambord
  • ¾ ounce Peach Juice

Garnish:


Instructions

If you've already made bacon vodka (link Bacon Vodka Recipe), then making a bacon martini is even easier! Follow these steps to create the perfect cocktail:

  1. Add a drizzle of BBQ Sauce to the inside of your stemless martini glass and then freeze the glass overnight.
  2. Chill the vodka: Make sure the bacon vodka is well chilled before making the cocktail.
  3. Prepare the garnish: Cook a few extra strips of bacon until crispy and set them aside for garnishing the cocktail.
  4. Drizzle your glass with a BBQ sauce of your choice and put it in the freezer. 
  5. Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 ½ oz of the chilled bacon vodka, 1/2 oz of Chambord, and ¾ oz of Peach Juice
  6. Rim your glass by using a peach slice and Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub (link rub), and chill glass in the freezer. 
  7. Shake and strain: Shake the cocktail vigorously for about 10 seconds to chill the ingredients and blend the flavors. Strain the cocktail into your chilled martini glass.
  8. Garnish and serve: Garnish the cocktail with a skewer of crispy bacon, a peach slice, and a maraschino cherry and serve immediately.

With these simple steps, you can enjoy the rich and indulgent flavors of a bacon martini in the comfort of your own home. Be sure to experiment with different flavorings to create your perfect version of this delicious cocktail!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus freezing glass overnight)
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: shaken
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: The bacon martini, bacon martini

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