The idea of a “bourbon burger” is nothing new. Hell, at one point, even Carl’s Jr had a Jim Beam Bourbon Burger – ostensibly enhanced with the flavor of the spirit that always makes me go, “Sure, that will do.” But I’ve never seen anyone do a bourbon burger like this before: An Australian restaurant is serving a burger that literally has a shot of bourbon embedded in the top of the bun.
Often times, the complaint with whiskey-flavored anything is “What’s the point if it won’t get you drunk?” This new Bourbon Bagel burger from Sydney’s Chicken and Sons doesn’t have that problem: It literally has a shot glass popping out of the top of it featuring a solid pour of Bulleit. As if that’s not enough to get you excited, it also comes equipped with bourbon-glazed bacon specifically for dipping in your booze.
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“I did a burger a few weeks ago with Jack Daniels glazed bacon and thought let's use a bagel instead of a burger bun and put a shot of Bulleit bourbon on top,” owner and chef Adam Spencer told the Daily Mail explaining his inspiration. So that’s what a bagel hole is for… I never knew!
Beyond the bourbon-shot selling-point and the aforementioned sesame bagel bun, the angus beef patty is also accentuated with melted American cheese, more bourbon-glazed bacon, pickles, a jalapeño and bourbon barbecue sauce. “It’s a really traditional American cheese burger,” Spencer explained. Yeah, I can’t tell you the last time I ordered a cheeseburger in America and it didn’t come with a shot glass shoved in the top. In the States, McDonald’s is just a bunch of people doing Bulleit shots.
[h/t Grub Street]