Back in June, I excitedly told you about Bakon Vodka, billed as “the only vodka you’ll ever want to use to make a Bloody Mary, a great Bar-B-Q companion and the essence of a delicious crisp slice of peppered-bacon.”
I ordered a bottle of this Premium Bacon Flavored Vodka online from DrinkUpNY who I mention here because of their excellent customer service when my first bottle arrived leaky. I got the bottle just in time to bring it to Belly Buddy Scott Doherty’s 1st Annual Pig Roast, the perfect venue for bacon flavored vodka.
With anticipation high, I poured over a dozen shots of chilled bacon for a group toast to our host. EVERYONE took a whiff first, it’s only natural. Hmmm, almost the smell of bacon… definitely a meaty smell of some sort… made your eyebrows furl and your nose crinkle.
Someone referred to it as “rubbing alcohol with liquid smoke.” My sister-in-laws face says it all. The bacon vodka was a miss. Me and my brother Eric gave it a second chance to find it was just as bad. It’s a cheap vodka in a spankin’ bottle with an excellent gimmick on the label.
I recall some chain restaurant I was in a few years back that had a vodka martini with a Slim Jim wedged in an olive that was better than this… maybe I’ll take a good vodka and stick a Slim Jim in it overnight and see if that is any better.
In Bakon Vodka’s defense, the bottle was finished the next morning when Eric surmised that it would be good in his coffee… bacon made from potatoes in a cup of Joe, part of his complete breakfast.