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High on the Hog

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Sloshies / Jerry Nevins

Ginger, maple and bourbon roll on your tongue while you fight the urge to just eat the bacon garnish first in this cocktail by Jerry Nevins from his book, "Sloshies: 102 Boozy Cocktails Straight from the Freezer" (Workman, $15).

This recipe originally appeared as part of "You're Going to Need Frozen Cocktails This Summer. These 3 Are the Ones to Make."

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 ounces Buffalo Trace Kentucky straight bourbon
  • 28 ounces ginger ale
  • 2 ounces Dolin dry vermouth
  • 2 3/4 ounces Cabin Fever maple flavored whiskey
  • Garnish: 4 bacon strips

Steps

  1. Serves 4.

  2. Add all the ingredients in a medium-size metal bowl and stir.

  3. Pour the liquid into a large freezer bag and place in the freezer until frozen, approximately 4 hours.

  4. When ready to drink, massage the freezer bag by hand until it’s a wet, slushy consistency. If it’s not breaking up, run the bag quickly under hot water and massage some more.

  5. Divide among four highball glasses.

  6. Garnish each glass with a strip of crispy bacon.