I love breakfast, but I’m not a morning person. That means I usually grab some leftovers or, if I’m feeling particularly ambitious, I make a smoothie. But I do miss traditional breakfast foods like bacon, eggs, and pancakes, so I’ll order them for dinner once in a while. Well, now I can also have some of those flavors in a cocktail! This Maple Syrup Cocktail is not only made with maple syrup but it’s also garnished with bacon bits. Oh my! And since cocktails are usually made later in the day, I’m all about giving this recipe a try!
A fun, creamy cocktail sweetened with maple syrup and garnished with waffles and homemade bacon bits! It’s breakfast in a glass!
Most of the ingredients for this cocktail were easy to find or things I had on hand. I had the dark rum and Irish cream, but I had to pick up the bacon, milk, maple syrup, and waffles.
The waffles were the hard part. Well, sort of. The only mini waffles I could find were from Eggo, and they were cinnamon toast flavor. I thought the flavor was a bonus, but I didn’t care for the toast shape and ended up cutting them into rounds.
First up was making the bacon. I fried it up the night before while I was making dinner, but I completely forgot to time it. Doh! But I think I’ve made enough bacon in my life to safely say it took about 10 minutes to get it nice and crispy.
The cocktail and garnish were up next, and the whole process took me four minutes. This is the first cocktail I have ever made that required me to pop something into my toaster, and it was a little weird.
The cocktail portion was really standard—just add ice and the liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake. Then top with a sprinkle of bacon bits. I chose the smallest bits because drinking large chunks of bacon didn’t sound like it would be pleasant.
The toaster popped while I was making the cocktail, so the garnish was ready to prep. I wanted a round garnish, so I used a tablespoon and paring knife to cut one out. Then I added a small slit so the waffle would stay on the side of the martini glass. It worked a treat!