Cocktails for Carnivores: Drinks Infused with Meat

As mixologists turn to meaty ingredients, TIME takes a stab at pancetta and rye

Jim K. Decker

Bring Home the Bacon. A vodka drink at Las vegas Sirio Ristorante includes beef bouillon and a trio of meat-laden olives.

In this meat-happy era, when diners serve bacon doughnuts and every menu item comes with an option of adding chicken, one cannot expect to consume alcohol without killing an animal. Fat-washed cocktails, as drinks with meat-infused liquor are called, are popping up at lots of swanky bars. Sirio Ristorante at Las Vegas' new Aria hotel, for example, makes a $14 vodka drink called Bring Home the Bacon, which contains beef bouillon and is garnished with a deep-fried bacon-wrapped olive. And a prosciutto-stuffed olive. And a cream-cheese-and-bacon-stuffed olive. If that sounds over the top, consider the hit YouTube video in which two...

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