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Awesome mixology. Fat-washing spirits. Delicious!

on 17/06/14 at 9:19 am

Booze News
Credit: through the liquor glass

Credit: through the liquor glass

The latest trend in mixology is a process known as fat-washing. This technique is used to infuse spirits with the flavors of various plant and animal fat flavors. Adding a greasy or oily feel to a spirit may seem unappetizing at first, but once you have tried it for yourself, it isn’t hard to see why fat-washing has become such a hot trend. Luckily, fat washing your own spirits at home is incredibly easy and opens the door for a whole new world of exciting cocktail flavor combinations.

Alcohol and fat
The process of mixing what is essentially rendered fat into spirits and then removing it can seem like an empty task. However, the pass-through of fat leaves behind a notable meaty essence that adds depth and dimension to a drink.

The key to a really tasty fat-washed spirit is where you get your fat from. Most restaurants use the fat that drips from their meats while it cooks. This is a fantastic source as the fat will have absorbed any of the flavors of the marinade or smoke that it is cooked in. Next time you smoke a rack of ribs or fry up some bacon, be sure to save the drippings for a nice fat-washed cocktail.