Whiskey Wieners Recipe

Robyn Lee

This recipe comes from our own Meredith Smith, who once made them at a hot dog party of mine (not to be confused with a sausage party). They were by far the most popular snack of the evening, and also by far the easiest to make.

They've got whiskey and wieners, they take two minutes to put together, they're eaten with toothpicks, and everybody except the snootiest of the snoots loves them.

By the way, even after several hours of slow-cooking, the whiskey aroma can still be quite powerful. And of course, the best thing to pair whiskey wieners with is... whiskey.

I've heard that some people choose to throw alliteration to the wind and serve Tequila Wieners, but that sounds just a bit too wild for me.

Recipe Details

Whiskey Wieners Recipe

Active 2 mins
Total 6 hrs
Serves 15 to 20 servings


  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup bourbon

  • 3 pounds cocktail wieners (or you can use hot dogs cut into bite-sized pieces)


  1. Add ketchup, brown sugar, and bourbon to slow cooker and stir to combine. Add wieners and cook on low for 6 hours. Serve straight out of the cooker with toothpicks. Wieners can also be cooked on the stovetop. Combine the ingredients in a large saucepan, then place it on top of a large skillet over low heat and cook at below a simmer for 6 hours.

Special equipment

Slow cooker

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
253 Calories
21g Fat
8g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 15 to 20
Amount per serving
Calories 253
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 664mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 211mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)