Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Breakfast Club: Bourbon for Breakfast

Some of you may say gross.
Other's may think Billy Hill has a problem.

Well, Billy Hill has plent-tee of problems but drinking bourbon too much, too often and too long ain't on the list.  Billy Hill is a responsible drinker, does not drink and drive and he strongly recommends temperance in ALL things (not as in the "Temperance Movement" but rather as exercising moderation or self-restraint).

But a good snort of the right bourbon with various breakfast foods can be a great enhancement.  Billy Hill will not pretend to have the taste pallet of some fancy NY culinary dude, well like Ken from the White Tiger on Boulevard in Athens GA - which is an incredible place to eat if you have not found it yet, but Billy Hill is more than happy to share what works for him.

Now, Billy Hill is a working man so he cannot have a snort of bourbon with every breakfast he eats and so, he does not have a full line up for you here yet but, Billy Hill will be posting new parings in the future under the title of Breakfast Club.

But for today, Billy Hill has one for you to try.  Now, Billy Hill has to give you a disclaimer here because he ain't tried this'n quite yet but he is toying with the idea cause Billy Hill loves him some bacon almost as much as bourbon.  But here is a recipe that Billy Hill stumbled across:

Bacon infused Bourbon


(750-milliliter) bottle bourbon
1/4 cup warm bacon grease

Remove 1/4 cup bourbon from bottle. Pour warm bacon grease into bottle. Cover and let stand 4 hours, shaking bottle occasionally. Chill 3 to 7 days. Pour bourbon through a wire-mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter into a bowl; discard filter. Clean bottle. Pour strained bourbon into bottle, and store at room temperature up to 6 months.
Tested with Benton's Smoked Country Bacon and Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

If you try it, let Billy Hill know what you think. 

Billy Hill here, I like it neat