Happy National Tequila Day! Lets Celebrate, BACON Style and Bring Home the Bacon in a Shot Glass!
1-1/2 parts añejo Tequila
Maple syrup to rim glass
Caramelized Bacon bits to rim glass (see recipe below)
Rim shot glass with maple syrup, then dip rim in a plate of carmelized bacon bits.
Fill shot glass with tequila. Drink up: You deserve it.
Caramelized Bacon Strips Recipe:
Warning: one pound of bacon seems to disappear—it’s irresistible. It can be prepared several hours in advance. Mince pieces for the cocktail rim.
1 pound thin-sliced bacon
1-1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place sugar in shallow pan. Coat bacon strips completely on both sides.
Place bacon sticks in a large broiling pan or on a rack set atop a pan. Cook until brown, turning once (about eight minutes per side).
Transfer to a clean rack to drain. Serve warm or at room temperature.
recipe courtesy of: http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/cocktails/bacon-cocktail.asp