Cocktails in the Country: Piggly Wiggly by Trish Rossiene, Gramercy Terrace, New York, NY
Trish Rossiene, Gramercy Terrace, New York, NY
Interesting product that was challenging to blend with house ingredients. It called for something savory and had that oak character, so I wanted to blend it with bacon and balance it out with locally sourced maple syrup because it’s delicious. The pimento bitters add a kick and the Peychaud’s really balance the sweetness of the syrup. The black pepper is visually appealing and adds another interesting savory element. The candied bacon lets the guest know a preview of what’s to come.
2 oz (60 ml) Chase English Oak Smoked Vodka
1 slice bacon
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
1 dash Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters
Ground black pepper, as rim
1 piece candied bacon, as garnish
Fat-wash the vodka in bacon grease and double-strain.
Stir over ice, and double-strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass (rim half with pepper). Add the garnish.