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NYC’s 4 Best Bacon Cocktails

February 12, 2012 6:00 AM

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(credit: Mark T. Zeilman)

(credit: Mark T. Zeilman)

We already brought you our picks for the 5 best meat cocktails in New York, but there were so many contenders in the ‘bacon’ category, we’re bringing you round two. Not only are we thirsty, but we’re quite hungry right now, too. - By Jonathan Pogash.

Del Sasser

whiskey NYCs 4 Best Bacon Cocktails

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Angel's Share

8 Stuyvesant St.
New York, NY 10003
212-777-5415

Continuing on with the bacon-infused bourbon theme, Angel’s Share features the Del Sasser. This drink combines this fat-washed bourbon, along with plum liqueur, pomegranate juice, fresh lime juice, and bitters. A seemingly odd combination, but it works. Blending smoke, tartness, and a touch of sweetness, you’ll want to drink this one to the last drop.

Bacon Martini

bacon martini NYCs 4 Best Bacon Cocktails

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Double Down Saloon

14 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-982-0543

With a location in Las Vegas and one in New York, the Double Down Saloon is spreading the good bacon-infused-cocktail word to the masses with their Bacon Martini. A simplified version of the rest, this drink combines their bacon-infused vodka, with ice, shaken and served straight up with bacon bits at the bottom of your glass. No lettuce or tomatoes are necessary.

bacon bloody mary NYCs 4 Best Bacon Cocktails

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Double Down Saloon

14 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-982-0543
From the makers of the the Double Down’s Bacon Martini comes the Bacon Bloody Mary. The cocktail, made from scratch, is a fan favorite. The bar’s owner tells CBSNewYork that customers call the drink “breakfast in a glass.” The concoction is made with Double Down’s bacon vodka – made by infusing actual hickory smoked bacon with the alcohol. This is the real deal.

Bacon-Infused Vodka

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E&E Grill House

233 W. 49th St.
New York, NY 10019
212-505-9909

At modern steakhouse E & E Grill House, they have a little secret: On occasion they use their house-made bacon-infused vodka. When you go in, ask if they’re making anything special with it. How about a bone-in rib eye or lamb skewers to pair with your bacon-infused cocktail? Is that enough meat for you?

red rooster NYCs 4 Best Bacon Cocktails

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Honorable Mention: Uptown Bloody Mary

Red Rooster Harlem

310 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027
212-792-9001

There’s no bacon to be found in this one, but we had to give a nod to Marcus Samuelsson’s uptown gem Red Rooster, which has been receiving critical acclaim ever since they opened their doors in early 2011. Comfort food reigns, as do comfort cocktails. Check out their “Uptown Bloody Mary” – it’s your traditional bloody mary with a not-so-traditional garnish of fresh shrimp. Don’t worry, nobody will scoff at you if you dip your shrimp into your drink.

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Jonathan Pogash, aka The Cocktail Guru, is a beverage consultant, writer, and educator.

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