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Bakon Vodka – Meat & Potatoes in a Bottle

April 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Bottle Reviews

Bakon_bloody_mary

Here’s a shocker: The nose is that of bacon. But it’s the nose of bacon as it’s cooking, but long before it’s done, so it smells fatty and chewy.

The mouthfeel of it is thin and doesn’t have the oiliness expected when thinking of bacon, though. It’s rather light and dry. There’s obvious raw bacon flavor all through this, but the mouth feel is just not what you’d expect. There are also hints of spring onion, saltiness, and smokiness. It’s hard to know if anything is from actual bacon versus the unspecified artificial flavors that it admits on the bottle.

There’s a burn to the tongue, but not a burn to the throat. The finish lingers. I feel like I still have a slice of bacon on my tongue. I now want tomato juice for a Bloody Mary or a bowl of grits or some pancakes. They suggest that this also pairs well with chocolate due to the saltiness. We haven’t tried that yet, but it does seem worth an experiment.

This is a bizarre beverage of potato vodka and raw bacon essence. Hmmm… meat and potatoes in a bottle.

I am not EVER going to try the likely hurl-in-a-glass that they suggest known as a “Bakon Flip,” which includes a whole raw egg, Irish cream, maple syrup and a shot of Bakon. [shudder]

$29.45 at Oregon State Liquor Stores.

Comments

2 Responses to “Bakon Vodka – Meat & Potatoes in a Bottle”
  1. Florida Girl says:

    For real?? We have tried to mix this with every imaginable choice. It taste TERRIBLE. And I think it's OK to say that. We have shared it with all our chef friends to find a way to use the 10 bottles we ordered. NO sale to any of them. It is just awful. Smells like grease, tastes like what cow patties would taste like if I ate them….. Really this is just plain GROSS in your mouth.

  2. Florida Girl says:

    For real?? We have tried to mix this with every imaginable choice. It taste TERRIBLE. And I think it's OK to say that. We have shared it with all our chef friends to find a way to use the 10 bottles we ordered. NO sale to any of them. It is just awful. Smells like grease, tastes like what cow patties would taste like if I ate them….. Really this is just plain GROSS in your mouth.