Here’s a unique fun recipe for a Maple Bacon flavored Manhattan cocktail served at
The Southern in Chicago.

Maple Bacon Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

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2 oz infused Jim Beam Bacon Bourbon*
½ oz Sweet Vermouth
½ oz 100% pure Maple Syrup
1 Dash Angostura Bitters


  1. Combine all ingredients over ice in a mixing pint. Stir well.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a julep strainer.
  3. If you like, garnish with a strip of crispy, good-quality bacon.

For the *Infused Bacon Bourbon*
This may take a little playing around to get it right outside of a restaurant kitchen. Take 2-3 strips of good-quality bacon and render all of the fat. Put the bacon fat and a bottle’s worth of bourbon into a large mixing bowl. Keep that bottle!
Let the mixture steep for 24 hours. Then, strain everything back into the bottle through a fine strainer or cheesecloth to remove the fat.