To say that Matt and Renato, authors of Baked Occasions are fans of bourbon would be an understatement. They've made pies, cakes, and ice creams featuring the boozy, woodsy liquor. These Derby cookies were crafted in honor of the Kentucky Derby, bite-sized and perfect for a party. Even if you're not celebrating Derby Day, these cookies are delicious with or without an oversized hat.
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Infused with gochujang (Korean chili paste), toasted sesame seeds, and bourbon, this unlikely combination of ingredients is shocking delicious. It can be used as part of all kinds of larger recipes, or simply as a poaching liquid and dipping sauce for clams and other seafood.
This Scotch and amaretto drink is a cousin of the Rusty Nail.
High-proof bourbon meets its match with bitter Punt e Mes.
There are a few cocktails that go by this name, but my favorite is this version with rye (or bourbon), grenadine, pastis, curaçao or Grand Marnier, and an egg white. It's rich and mildly creamy, with mellow whiskey flavors rounded out by sweet fruitiness and just a hint of anise.
Mike Treffehn of The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Philadelphia created this delicious bourbon-spiked coffee to give the staff some zing during a long shift.
Bourbon adds subtle toasty-sweet notes to a simple drink made with pink grapefruit juice. Shake this one up, and pat yourself on the back for taking a fresh-squeezed dose of Vitamin C.
Bananas are baked in a caramelized sweet brown sugar sauce and topped with bourbon and a crunchy walnut streusel.
Pineapple and Fernet Branca in an Old Fashioned? Thought that might get your attention.
After a few bites you'll feel warm and ready to tackle the cold. But because it's late in the day and the sauce is spiked, you can skip the chopping wood part, and instead plop down on the couch and fall asleep early.
Intensely creamy dairy-free ice cream that adds vanilla to the light, toasted flavors of coconut.
Some boozy sweets don't really taste like booze. That's not the case with these cookies, which marry the flavors of brown butter, pecans, and bourbon.
Pork chops with fried eggs and a bourbon glaze are the perfect excuse to bring out the bourbon before noon.
This sangria, which starts with a base of red wine and has a supporting cast of Campari, cranberry syrup, and bourbon is bold, bitter, and complex.
This warm cocktail is spiked with bourbon and ginger liqueur. Cracked black pepper underscores the ginger's subtle burn.
By combining bourbon, Scotch and homemade garam masala-spiced apple syrup, you get a delicious play on fall flavors that'll warm you up from the inside.
The origins of the Fanciulli cocktail are somewhat dim, but the flavor certainly isn't. It's a Manhattan with a bitter menthol backbone.
Although this drink is served over ice, it still packs a toasty punch thanks to the layers of warm flavors.
The extra kick of a high-proof bourbon is great up against the bold, woodsy sage in this cocktail. We used Wild Turkey 101, which offers caramel and vanilla notes that are an ideal match for pumpkin.
This recipe comes from Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland's Clyde Common. Sweet crème de cassis mixes with oaky bourbon to produce a delicious take on the classic whiskey sour.