11 Whiskey-Infused Foods Any Brown Spirit Lover Will Die For
True whiskey aficionados love the spirit regardless of whether it’s in a glass or on a plate. Enjoying whiskey in a cocktail or on the rocks is great when you’re trying to get your drink on, but don’t underestimate how the alcohol can transform some of your favorite savory and sweet foods. It can enhance the salty, smoky and sweet flavors of whatever you’re cooking. Here are 11 whiskey-infused dishes that are nothing short of delish.
1. Kentucky Bourbon Chili
Cool temperatures mean it’s time for chili. This bourbon chili recipe is made with peppers, onions, garlic, ground beef, beans, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, chili powder, unsweetened chocolate, sugar and Kentucky Bourbon.
2. Oven Baked Candied Whiskey Bacon
If you’re treating yourself to bacon, you might as well candy it with some bourbon. You can add candied bacon to a grilled cheese, mac and cheese or on top of any burger.
3. Banana Cream Pie With Salted Whiskey Caramel Sauce
This pie is all kinds of decadent with a graham cracker crust, sliced bananas, vanilla bean pudding, whipped cream and a salted whiskey caramel sauce drizzled on top.
4. Maple Bourbon Chicken Fajitas
Since bourbon and maple are already BFFs, try this recipe for maple bourbon chicken fajitas. It has you stir-fry your chicken and vegetables in a sauce with ketchup, maple syrup, bourbon, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar.
5. Chocolate Bourbon Fudge Tart
You know what else works really well with whiskey? Chocolate. This recipe for a chocolate bourbon fudge tart has a filling of Valrhona semisweet chocolate, butter, dark cocoa powder, sugar, sour cream, eggs, vanilla and bourbon.
6. Sugar Steak With Bourbon
For a sweet glaze for your steak, try rubbing your cut of meat with a combination of brown sugar, bourbon, red pepper flakes and salt.
7. Black Pepper Biscuits With Bourbon-Molasses Butter
This recipe from chef Bobby Flay gives you a bourbon-molasses butter to spread onto tender, peppery biscuits. Breakfast of champions right here.
8. Smoked Whiskey Wings
Since whiskey proves to be a best friend to all of your meat, try making some smoked whiskey chicken wings with a marinade of sweet BBQ sauce, whiskey, sugar, freshly ground pepper and Dijon mustard.
9. Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger With Guinness Cheese Sauce And Crispy Onions
This burger recipe is indulgent, to say the least. The crispy onions are dredged in buttermilk, flour, kosher salt and cayenne pepper. The whiskey glaze has ketchup, soy sauce, honey, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne. And the Guinness cheese sauce has butter, flour, milk and Guinness. This is a special occasion burger and making it is a prime use of your whiskey.
10. Whiskey And Bacon Mac And Cheese
There’s nothing a little bacon, whiskey, brown sugar and cayenne pepper can’t fix, especially when they’re mixed into mac and cheese. This recipe uses sharp cheddar and provolone to reach creamy perfection.
11. Grilled Spicy Citrus Ribs With Bourbon Glaze
These tender ribs have a citrus brine and a sweet bourbon glaze. They’re grilled over indirect heat for about an hour until they reach peak juicy and tenderness.