If you love a good cocktail and love the taste of bacon, you may be in luck: A new kind of bacon-flavored vodka is now on the market. Yes, this is for real — I think.
Bakon: The Bacon-Flavored Vodka
The aptly named “Bakon” is described as a “superior quality potato vodka with a savory bacon flavor.” Because apparently, that’s just the flavor the world’s been craving.
The company behind Bakon — a beverage-maker called Black Rock Spirits, which has a coming-soon-style page up on its own Web site — says it wanted to create a “savory” alternative to the sweet vodka varieties currently on the market. Teams worked for two years, Black Rock says, to refine the formula. And what they came up with — well, I’ll let them describe it for you:
“It’s clean, crisp, and delicious. This is the only vodka you’ll ever want to use to make a Bloody Mary, and it’s a complementary element of both sweet and savory drinks.”
“Bakon Vodka is also a great Bar-B-Q companion. Use it in a marinade or sip it chilled with a steak.”
“No tinge or burn on the tongue, no obnoxious smoky or chemical flavors, just a clean refreshing potato vodka with delicious savory bacon flavor.”
While I’m not quite fully convinced this isn’t some sort of joke, Black Rock Spirits sure seems to be serious (even if it does refer to the bacon-flavored vodka as a “seductive indulgence”).
Bakon is currently said to be available in “limited quantities” in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Black Rock — based in Seattle — anticipates expanding its distribution in the future, if the demand is there.
Update: A Seattle news station reports sales of Bakon are “sizzling.” Even so, part of me still thinks it has to be some kind of well-orchestrated prank. I mean…bacon-flavored vodka? Really?