Monday, 24 October 2011

Mixology Monday: Morning Drinks

We all know the saying, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," and I'm not going to argue.  I love breakfast.  I could eat a heaping plat of french toast, bacon, eggs and harsh browns for the every meal of the day for the rest of my life.  The only problem with this -setting health problems aside- is the time consuming preparation.  There has to be a more simple way to create an equally tasty meal with out all the work.
This month's Mixology Monday hosted by Kevin at Cocktail Enthusiast has done exactly that, liquid breakfast.  The idea of breakfast cocktails is really nothing new.  Considering that cocktails were once meant to be consumed in the morning, we are simply bringing the morning tipple to the 21st century with some modern techniques.  I've attempted to utilize all my favorite breakfast dishes that were mentioned about, that is, without going as far as making a potato liqueur...gross.

6:00 AM Sour
- 2 oz Bacon Washed Bourbon *
- 1 oz Orange Juice
- 0.5 oz AAA Maple Syrup
- 2 Dashes Acid Phosphate
- 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
- 1 Egg White
- Black Pepper Garnish

- Add egg white to mixing tin
- Add remaining ingredients to mixing glass
- Dry shake
- Add ice and shake
- Double strain into chilled rocks glass
- Garnish with fresh ground black pepper

Bacon Washed Bourbon *
- Cook 8 bacon strips in oven in a glass pan until bacon is extra crispy
- Eat bacon.
- Pour liquid bacon fat into a mason jar (make sure fat is cool but still liquid)
- Pour 500 ml of Bourbon into mason jar
- Give mason jar a good shake and place jar in freezer
- Remove mason jar from freezer after 4 hours
- With a spoon, break the solidified layer of fat that has formed at the top
- Strain bourbon through a cheese cloth (or coffee filter will do)
- Bottle bourbon and enjoy bacony goodness

If only it was socially expectable to start every morning with a breakfast like this.  Thanks to Kevin at Cocktail Enthusiast for hosting this month's MxMo.  Remember, help spread the word of MxMo via any outlet possible.  Facebook, twitter, carrier pigeon, just try to get as many people involved as we can!  Follow me on twitter at @Spirit_Imbibing

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