December 2019

BRC Bacon Jam

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. I spent the Summer of 2012 working in Houston. Most of that time was spent between office building and hotels with plenty of sweaty commutes in between. At night, I had a small group of friends that liked to meet up on Washington Avenue. My favorite place of all was a gastropub called BRC which had a great menu, great drinks, and a terrifying bathroom. My favorite thing was the bacon jam. They would serve it on burgers and sandwiches,… Read More »BRC Bacon Jam

Bacon Washed Bourbon

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Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. Fat-washing is an old cocktail technique that uses alcohol to remove flavor compounds from fats. You can do this to infuse the flavor of butter into rum, peanut oil into vodka, or any other fat and alcohol combination. Perhaps the most famous, and what we’ll be starting with here is a fat-wash of bacon into bourbon. The process for fat-washing is pretty straightforward. A liquid fat is mixed into a high-proof alcohol where they are allowed to mingle before freeze-filtering… Read More »Bacon Washed Bourbon