Scot's Brunch
Cuisine: American
Author: Dominick LaRuffa Jr.
Prep time: 24 hours 20 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 24 hours 25 mins
Bacon Bitters
  • 3 strips of bacon, lightly cooked, but not crisped
  • 4 ounces Angostura Bitters
A Scot's Brunch
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 3 dashes Bacon Bitters
  • splash of seltzer
  • 2 ounces Scotch
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • bacon slice
  • long toothpick
Bacon Bitters
  1. In a new plastic container that may be safely frozen, soak the bacon in the bitters for an hour. Make sure the bacon is submerged under the liquid. Place the container in the freezer.
  2. The fat will surface and solidify. Cut it open and strain the bitters to another sterilized container. Store, refrigerated, for up to 2 months. The flavor of the bacon will infuse into the bitters.
Scot's Brunch
  1. In an Old Fashioned or rocks glass, add sugar, syrup, bitters and seltzer. Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add Scotch and orange juice. Stir gently.
  3. Take a slice of cooked bacon and skewer it on the toothpick. Spread the pick across the glass with the bacon half in the glass.
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