Saturday, August 31, 2013

It's National Bacon Day

Since 2000, pork lovers around the world have celebrated National Bacon Day on the Saturday before Labor Day; this year, it falls on August 31. That's today, and what better way to celebrate than by downing a Mitch Morgan or two...maybe three.

In case you are wondering, a Mitch Morgan is a cocktail that consists of a shot of bourbon whiskey served with a piece of fried bacon as a cocktail garnish. The Mitch Morgan is a popular beverage at the Oak...The New Fat Alley Barbecue in Telluride, Colorado, where the drink originated. The Mitch Morgan is named after its creator.

Take your favorite bourbon whiskey, chill in a shaker filled with ice. Smear bacon fat, if desired, on the rim of your shot glass. Fill shot glass with whiskey. Take a cooked piece of bacon, buttefly and place over the rim of the shot glass.

Cheers, y'all.

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