Cook 4 slices bacon. I always use Smithfield Bacon, because to me it's the "baconiest."
You're not going to use the bacon, just the fat. So enjoy this well deserved treat!
Pour bourbon into a quart mason jar (or any sealable container) and pour in reserved bacon fat. Let sit out for a minimum of 4 hours, shaking occasionally.
Freeze it! Place in freezer for at least 4 hours, but overnight works better.
Strain bourbon through a coffee filter, then pour back in the bottle.
Fill a glass with crushed ice. Add 2 ounces infused bourbon, fill with simple syrup and garnish with mint leaf!