Bourbon being poured into a glass
Add Duck Fat To Bourbon For A Unique 2-Ingredient Cocktail
Fat-washing spirits can build smoother textures, allowing other flavors to step forward. While you could use brown butter, those with carnivorous palates can reach for duck fat.
To fat-wash bourbon, shake softened duck fat with your chosen spirit, let it rest, and freeze it overnight. Remove the congealed layer of fat on top the next day.
Ask your local butcher for duck fat or save fat from your duck-centric recipes. Keep in mind that duck fat melts at lower temperatures and won't require much time over heat.
The longer you let the bourbon infuse, the more the spirit will adopt a gamey flavor. Adjust rations accordingly, starting with one part fat to 10 parts alcohol.