- the recipe called for an optional 2-3 whole black pepper corns. I threw in probably 1/2 to a whole teaspoon of them. It seems that black pepper is more alcohol soluble than bacon. A couple is probably a better number.
- the porkotini needs a salty back flavor. Vermouth isnt right. I also tried about 1/8 tsp of soy sauce (better) and I tried about 1/8 tsp of Worcester sauce (started off good, ended not so good). It might just need a half pinch of kosher salt. (Kosher salt because nothing goes better with bacon than kosher food.)
- the bacon wrapped olives are fabulous. I could eat a plate of them, especially if soaked in porkotini. But you gotta wrap the little buggers fast or the bacon gets too crispy to wrap. You are left with a handful of bacon bits.
- I am thinking ham might be pretty sweet too.