Cook the diced bacon in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through and crisp; remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain the grease.
Set aside and use for salad topping, if desired.
Add the garlic to three tablespoons of reserved warm bacon grease and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.
Remove from the heat. Add the apple cider vinegar, stone ground mustard, honey then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Whisk until well combined. Set aside to allow flavors to mingle.
Best when served warm or at room temperature.
Drizzle to taste over your salad; toss to coat evenly.
Store in an airtight contain in the refrigerator.