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Spam. You either love it or hate it. The canned meat staple is usually more found in food but being a lover of this tinned stuff, and being a fan of bacon fat washed (aka infused) whiskey, I just thought one day, why not combine the two? The inspiration for this particular cocktail came from a Hawaiian pizza, with its combination of pineapple and ham against a tomato sauce base.

I experimented with different bases for the spam infusion but ended up choosing the Stiggins pineapple rum because the flavours seemed to work best. To make the spam fat washed rum, I firstly fried some spam and basically poured the leftover oil/fat into the rum. Let it infuse overnight in the fridge and strain against a muslin cloth the next day to take out the fat, which would have congealed by this time.

Spam Mary

  • 60ml spam infused Stiggins pineapple rum
  • 160ml tomato juice
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • Pinch paprika
  • Salt & pepper
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled coupe.

Garnish with a dried pineapple slice.

This drink was so spooky, the cherry tomatoes fell off the vine in shock...