Bacon Me Angry Cocktail

Angry Orchard Hard Cider's Bacon Me Angry Cocktail with Bacon-infused Vodka

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Infuse: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
248 Calories
4g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 248
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 200mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Bacon lovers are going to have a lot of fun with this simple cocktail recipe that also includes the popular hard apple cider from Angry Orchard.

The Bacon Me Angry combines a bacon vodka with maple syrup and hard cider to create a warm, inviting, and delicious autumn drink. The flavor combination is very interesting and may have you thirsting for a good home-cooked breakfast as well. It also works well as a fall brunch and is surprisingly light on the alcohol.

The majority of the ingredients are very easy to come by and it is likely that they are already in your kitchen and bar. You will, however, need to make your own bacon-flavored vodka unless you come across a bottle of Bakon Vodka.

The great news is that the bacon infusion is very easy and quick. If you fry up bacon for breakfast, it is entirely possible to have a Bacon Me Angry after dinner that same night. The full instructions for creating bacon vodka are below the cocktail recipe.


For the Bacon Vodka:

  • 3 slices bacon

  • 375 milliliters vodka

For the Cocktail:

Steps to Make It

Make the Bacon Vodka

Making your own bacon-infused vodka is very easy and will take about half a day to complete. It is much like the bacon fat-washed whiskey used in the PB and bacon shooter.

Vodka has a more transparent flavor than whiskey, so in this case, I would recommend infusing for about 4-6 hours. Of course, you can go longer if you want a more intense bacon flavor.

Essentially, we use the fatty grease produced from pan frying bacon to flavor the vodka. Technically, this technique is bacon washing rather than infusing. It is very easy and a great way to repurpose bacon fat after cooking a hearty breakfast.

For the ratio of vodka to bacon fat, I would recommend 1 tablespoon of bacon fat for every 375 milliliters of vodka. If you want to infuse a full 750-milliliter bottle of vodka, begin with 2 tablespoons of fat.

  1. Begin by frying a few pieces of bacon. Enjoy eating the cooked bacon and reserve the fat for the infusion.

  2. Allow the bacon fat to cool for a few minutes.

  3. Fill a clean mason jar with vodka and add the bacon fat using the measurement recommendations above.

  4. Secure the lid on the jar and shake vigorously.

  5. Allow the jar to rest at room temperature for about 4 to 6 hours.

  6. Place the jar in the freezer for about 30 minutes until the bacon fat solidifies. Freezing will make the fat easier to remove in the next step. Don't worry, the vodka will not freeze.

  7. Place cheesecloth or a coffee filter in a fine mesh strainer resting on top of a clean jar or bowl and slowly pour the infused vodka into the filter. All of the bacon fat should be caught in the filter and if some goes through, repeat this step until your vodka is clean.

  8. Transfer the bacon-infused vodka into a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. You can also use a funnel to transfer it back into the original vodka bottle.

  9. Label the bottle as "Bacon Vodka" (so there are no surprises) and store it as you would any other vodka.

Make the Cocktail

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the hard cider, bacon vodka, maple syrup, and bitters. Fill with ice.

  3. Stir well.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  5. Garnish with a brandied cherry and a small strip of bacon. Serve and enjoy.

How Strong Is a Bacon Me Angry?

Assuming that an 80-proof vodka is used, the finished cocktail should be right around 7 percent ABV (14 proof).