The Torani Bacon syrup has intrigued me ever since I found out about it online, and when I saw it in a grocery store in San Diego I had to buy it. It’s got an intense smoky nose which almost reminds me of liquid smoke. I’m going to experiment as long as the bottle lasts, but I decided to begin with the enclosed recipe for Bacon Bourbon Sour:
1 oz Torani Bacon Syrup
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 oz bourbon (I used Buffalo Trace)
(3 inch bacon strip, garnish)
The recipe suggests serving with ice, but I decided to strain it into a cocktail glass, no garnish or ice.
The outcome is a bit too sweet for my taste, but the smoky bacon flavour comes through nicely and I actually think this syrup has got potential. I wonder what I should try next… maybe the Bacon Old-Fashioned, since my bacon-infused bourbon didn’t turn out too well…