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As some of you know, I'm a bartender at an Italian restaurant on the weekends. You should know that I don't drink often at all (4 times a year?), but I love the art form that is mixology.

I spend a lot of time pouring tall beers and short glasses of wine........ mostly red's.......a WHOLE lot of Chianti!!! I also get to make a lot of mixed drinks, but they're of the usual variety and not very interesting. Occasionally I get to make old-timer drinks such as a Rob Roy, an Old Fashioned, or something of the like. Rarely, I get a request for something interesting or new...... let face it, this is a family Pizzaria......not a hip club

Anyway, I got an unusual request from a semi-regular customer that started me on a quest.

THE BACON MARY!!!

I promised her I'd have this drink ready for her on this Saturday coming. Today I taught myself how to properly infuse vodka with a delicious smokey bacon flavor.......... here are my results




I'm still working on the perfect garnish and presentation, but the hard part is over.

I'm hoping other lovers of Spirits, mixology, or just creative souls will get involved in this thread and share their recipies, creations, and most of all....... your stories.
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Awesome, I also a bartender but at a casino. We dont get to make to many fancy drinks thought.
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Awesome, I also a bartender but at a casino. We dont get to make to many fancy drinks thought.
UR kidding!!!

I was a dice dealer for The Empress, Showboat, and Majestic Star casinos back in the day!!!!!!

Where do you work??
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Yeah lve been there over 7 years, never worked on any of the table games just started out as a barback and worked my way into a bartender. The casino is defenetly a whole different world. LOL
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Mmmmmmmmm bacon! I think I need to come over there and have you make he for me.

I don't drink often either. The best ****tail I've had though was the toblarone. Being a choco-holic this was heaven. Like a dessert you get smashed off!
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Mmmmmmmmm bacon! I think I need to come over there and have you make he for me.

I don't drink often either. The best ****tail I've had though was the toblarone. Being a choco-holic this was heaven. Like a dessert you get smashed off!
UV makes a chocolate vodka thats great to use when making white russians or hell just drinking it straight!
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We used to make thickshakes and spiders with liqueurs in high school. Creme de Menthe was my particular favourite. Soo good!
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As some of you know, I'm a bartender at an Italian restaurant on the weekends. You should know that I don't drink often at all (4 times a year?), but I love the art form that is mixology.

I spend a lot of time pouring tall beers and short glasses of wine........ mostly red's.......a WHOLE lot of Chianti!!! I also get to make a lot of mixed drinks, but they're of the usual variety and not very interesting. Occasionally I get to make old-timer drinks such as a Rob Roy, an Old Fashioned, or something of the like. Rarely, I get a request for something interesting or new...... let face it, this is a family Pizzaria......not a hip club

Anyway, I got an unusual request from a semi-regular customer that started me on a quest.

THE BACON MARY!!!

I promised her I'd have this drink ready for her on this Saturday coming. Today I taught myself how to properly infuse vodka with a delicious smokey bacon flavor.......... here are my results




I'm still working on the perfect garnish and presentation, but the hard part is over.

I'm hoping other lovers of Spirits, mixology, or just creative souls will get involved in this thread and share their recipies, creations, and most of all....... your stories.
Man I knew I liked you for some other reason than just who you are, your a bartender too??? You make the drinks, I drink them and your still sober enough to drive me home!!! LOL I wont take off anything for driving a CTS-V.
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