Bourbon-Bacon Slaw

"This recipe has three of the major Southern food groups: bacon, bourbon and mayonnaise!"
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 to 2 tablespoons bourbon

Juice of 1 lime

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

2 teaspoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 medium head red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced

8 slices bacon, chopped, cooked until crisp and drained on paper towels


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, bourbon, lime juice, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pour the dressing over the cabbage in a large bowl and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours. Just before serving, stir in the bacon.