The savory cocktail trend may be winding down, but people are still intrigued by bacon vodka. The most popular name in the bacon vodka game is Bakon, made by Black Rock Spirits. If you dig on the flavorful, umami notes of bacon-flavored vodka, here are some other tipples you might enjoy.
1. Homemade Bacon Vodka
Some people love Bakon. Others think it tastes like dog food. If you want the freshest bacon taste in your booze, going the homemade infusion route might be the right call. The process of “fatwashing” your vodka is super simple. Even Betty Crocker wants you to try it.
2. Truffle Vodka
Is there a more decadent vodka than Black Moth‘s truffled concoction? Made with Perigord truffles, this unique vodka will appeal to anyone who likes the offbeat, the gourmet, or the luxurious. It might be a tricky thing to mix into a cocktail, but you can also use it for cooking.
3. Smoked Salmon Vodka
I actually really dig Alaska Distillery’s Smoked Salmon vodka. It really does taste like smoked salmon. I’ve never really craved smoked salmon in liquid form, but this unique vodka is still surprisingly tasty. A bartender friend mixed it up with some maple whiskey and bitters to create a breakfast-y sort of cocktail that wasn’t half bad. If you love the smokiness of Bakon, grab a bottle of this ASAP.
4. Absolut Cilantro
Another offbeat vodka option, Absolut Cilantro has both the flavors of herbs, as well as a lime finish. This would be a great vodka to use in any cocktail with a Latin or Asian twist. You know, unless you’re one of those people that think cilantro tastes like soap.