Liquid Bacon Smaste™ Test

May 21, 2009 12:01 am Published by 2 Comments

A week or so ago, a BT reader wrote us and said that he had discovered a cocktail that tasted like bacon. We looked into this drink, and wrote an article about the glorious possibility that it could be real.

And then we tried it.


It sounds so innocent – mix coconut milk 4:1 with tequila…


add lime…



This drink tasted more like a smoking engine than bacon. This really makes me wonder if I made it right. It tasted sour. I don’t know much about coconut milk – do you?

What I really want to know is if any of you have tried this drink – or any others that you think might taste like bacon. I want to know how to make a shot that tastes like bacon – without using bacon vodka or any actual bacon. Nothing infused with bacon. Just regular old off-the-shelf booze. Classic stuff. Tequila, rum, frangelico, etc, whatever.

Okay… back to business. I need to rate the coconut milk/tequila/lime combo. Drumroll, please…

Certain things should not be consumed. This is one of them.

Smaste™ Rating: -3.333

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  • Guy T. says:

    It’s possible that the original recipe used mezcal instead of regular tequila. Mezcal has a smoky flavor and it’s not hard to imagine it being an ingredient in a bacon simulacrum.

  • Corey says:

    I never thought I’d see the day when a negative Smaste rating was issued. I’ll chalk this one up as an anomoly though, since it didn’t use actual bacon.

    Let’s hope out readers come back with some bacon-tasting drinks soon to help you forget that smoking engine taste.

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