Drinking out of a bacon straw is like seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. Everything tastes better.
Just enough of that salty smoky bacon flavor rubs off the straw and into the beverage you happen to be enjoying.
In this case, that beverage is a rum and cola float, so the bacon straw is only enhancing an already delicious concoction.
To make the unique drinking device for these Rum and Cola Floats with Bacon Straws, you wrap a piece of bacon around a stick made of tin foil, and bake it at a low temperature until it fully hardens and crisps up.
First, wrap the bacon around a piece of foil. This picture is a little misleading, because you actually need to wrap it at more of an angle and allow the bacon to overlap with each layer.
After you roll it up nice and tight, give it a light dusting with brown sugar.
Ready for the oven.
When it comes out of the oven, you need to gently twist to get the foil out from inside the bacon.
Finally, make your rum and cola float.
If this isn’t a manly drink, I don’t know what is. Nothing like a bacon straw to help keep foam out of your Movember mustache.
Dan Whalen would drink anything out of a bacon straw. He has been blogging for over 4 years at The Food in my Beard; check Dan’s Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!