Thursday, December 17, 2009

Allston Yacht Club's smoky bacon 'n egg martini

Yes, I had to try it. Happened to be at the AYC for Wendy's birthday, so I horrified her friends by ordering the bacon-infused vodka martini garnished with a pickled quail egg. The vodka didn't taste particularly bacony, just very smoky like Lapsang Souchong tea or liquid smoke flavoring. I liked the tangy quail egg, it made a perfectly good olive substitute.
The verdict? Not disgusting, just very smoky-tasting. B- for overall taste, A for novelty value.

7 comments:

Jay said...
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Jay said...

From my experience the problem with infusing bacon into stuff is that the flavor is in the fat. You probably don't want little globules of fat in your vodka—or maybe you do... who am I to judge. So anyway, there's wide variety of items where the additional greasiness would probably be an unwelcome surprise and or even make preparing the item physically impossible. For example, we tried marshmallows once but even the slightest amount of fat left over from the bacon made sure the fluff wouldn't fluff. So ultimately it seems bacon infused things tend to simply taste smoky becuase that's what's left when there's no fat left. Not a bad thing necessarily but a thing nonetheless.

DailyChef said...

Wow - usually, anything with bacon tastes more delicious, but a martini is new to me. Thanks for posting your experience with it. Did it taste any more oily at all?

Food GPS said...

It's hard to argue with bacon, but why not use a more compelling spirit? Vodka prides itself on having no flavor, no color and no aroma. Bacon deserves better.

Peter said...

I've tried chocolate-covered bacon, and have to admit it wasn't disgusting, either. The flavors somehow managed to stay completely separate, so it just tasted like chocolate, and bacon.

Next challenge: trying squeeze-bottle bacon. Looks interesting...

tannaz said...

josh -- consider the bacon old-fashioned at little dom's. i haven't tried it yet, but perhaps bourbon (along with maple, orange peel, and bitters) are a better pairing for smoky bacon than boring old vodka?

Article said...

wow... while I am not sure what Krispy Kreme donut adds to the burger by way of taste... at least you are getting a balanced meal. Think about it - main course and desert, in one shot! Smile

May not be very healthy, but sure is creative. And, what time savings - it may take you another 5-10- seconds to wolf down the donut if it were separate (discounting, of course the time required to go to a KK after a burger joint).

But, aside from doing a number on one's trig counts, it will only gain about 1/3 pound later (1500 cal burger /3500 cals in one pound). Paula Dean has to work on it harder. Maybe the drink could be a large chocolate shake...!