In celebration of National Bourbon Day (June 14, 2022) and Fathers Day (June 19, 2022), we’re toasting all Dads with a Pappy’s Bacon Old Fashioned. And who better to team up with than Pappy & Co, founded by the great grand-daughters of Julian "Pappy" Van Winkle. These sisters, co-founders and triplets, who successfully mix business and family...and the occasional after-hours cocktail... share their tradition and the Van Winkle bourbon legacy with us and people everywhere.
This twist on a classic cocktail features Pappy & Company Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer and is topped with our Orange & Pink Peppercorn candied bacon swizzle. It's a delicious drink and, might we add, a most excellent choice for unwinding anywhere at anytime with anyone. Cheers!
Pappy's Bacon Old Fashioned
4 parts Bourbon
1 part Pappy & Company Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer
Swizzle of Candied Maple Bacon and Orange Rind
- 1-2 Maple Sugar Small Batch Bacon Strips
1—10 oz bottle of The Baconer’s Orange & Pink Peppercorn Rub
The Cocktail Fixings:
For the Bacon Swizzle:
Lay bacon strips on a baking sheet, use a rack if you have it.
- Pour rub all over the bacon strips.
Bake at 400°F for about 15-18 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool until a stiff and candied surface has hardened.
While bacon swizzle is cooling, stir together bourbon and Pappy & Company Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer.
- Add ice to your glass of choice and pour over the cocktail mixture.
- Garnish with candied bacon swizzle and orange rind.