11 Whiskey-Infused Foods Any Brown Spirit Lover Will Die For

Half Baked Harvest

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.

Get the recipe at StyleBlueprint

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.

Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie

3. Banana Cream Pie With Salted Whiskey Caramel Sauce

What’s Gaby Cooking

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.

Get the recipe at What’s Gaby Cooking

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.

Get the recipe at Food and Wine.

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.

Get the recipe at Serious Eats

 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.

Get the recipe at Food52

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.

Get the recipe at Food and Wine

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.

Get the recipe at Epicurious

9. Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger With Guinness Cheese Sauce And Crispy Onions

Half Baked Harvest

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.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest

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.

Get the recipe at Bread Booze Bacon

11. Grilled Spicy Citrus Ribs With Bourbon Glaze

Simply Recipes

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.

Get the recipe at Simply Recipes