Cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and set aside. Discard all but 2 tsp bacon drippings. Cook minced garlic until golden. Remove garlic and bacon drippings and place in mixing bowl.
Add honey, mustard, salt and pepper to mixing bowl and whisk to incorporate. SLOWLY drizzle in olive oil while whisking to form an emulsion. Adjust flavor if necessary.
Crumble bacon. If desired, add back to dressing, or just top salad and drizzle vinaigrette over (preferred if you like crispy bacon.) Enjoy!