Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Makes 5 Cups Ingredients 1 ½ cups molasses 2 cups white wine vinegar 1 ½ cups ketchup ½ tablespoon garlic paste (smashed garlic) ½ tablespoon ginger paste (smashed ginger) 2 tablespoons franks hot sauce ½ cup bourbon Directions Place all ingredients, except the bourbon, in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce […]

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Bourbon Persimmon Lavender Glazed Ham

Wine Pairing: Ch. De Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé 2009, France. This one is a tough pairing the the potent floral lavender and the spicy sweet persimmon next to the smoky and salty ham. This French rosé is perfect for all. It is bright and bold but with spicy undertones that lend well to the persimmons, and […]

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Ger-Nis’ Herbal Mint Julep

Makes 1 drink Ingredients Lemon mint brown sugar (recipe follows) 4-5 fresh mint leaves Crushed or shaved ice ½ ounce lemon mint herbal syrup (recipe follows) 2 ½ ounces bourbon (Makers Mark is our preferred choice) Crushed or shaved ice Directions Wet the rim of a old fashioned or low wide mouth glass with a […]

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Grilled Chicken Paillard with Nectarine Salsa and Peach BBQ Sauce

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless Salt/pepper Peach BBQ Sauce (recipe follows) 2 nectarines, not fully ripe, firm, deseeded and chopped small ½ red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small ½ red onion, chopped small 1 serrano chili, deseeded and chopped fine ½ cup […]

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Honey Ricotta Bourbon Fritter with Dried Fig & Pear Bourbon Sauce

Makes about 25 fritters  Ingredients 1 pound fresh ricotta, drained 3 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup flour 2 tablespoons Buffalo Trace Bourbon Oil for frying Dried Fig & Pear Compote (recipe follows) Directions In a large bowl whisk together the ricotta, eggs, vanilla, sugar, baking powder, […]

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Pomegranate Sage Manhattan

Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS For cocktail 2 sage leaves 1 ounce rye or bourbon ½ ounce sweet vermouth Dash of angostura bitters 1 pomegranate bourbon dried cherries, for garnish For the pomegranate bourbon dried cherries 1 cup pomegranate juice ½ cup sugar-in-the-raw ½ cup rye or bourbon 1 cup dried cherries DIRECTIONS Rub and crinkle […]

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Rosemary Cardamom Plus Coolers

Makes 1 cooler Ingredients 2 ounces cardamom infused bourbon 1 ounce lemon juice 2 ounces honey plum syrup Seltzer Rosemary Sugar Ice Cardamom garnish Directions Place the gin, lemon juice and plum syrup in a shaker filled with ice and shake. Pour entire contents into a tall glass rimmed with rosemary sugar and fill with […]

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Spiced Bourbon Apple Fritters with Bourbon Black Pepper Glaze

Makes about 20 fritters Ingredients  2 cups flour ½ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 2  teaspoons cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon all spice ½ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped fine 2 eggs, beaten ½ cup milk ¼ cup *Buffalo […]

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Sweet Potato Mash

Ingredients 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed small 1 vanilla bean 1 cinnamon stick 1 bottle Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey *Balsamic Syrup *Black Pepper Sugared Pecans For the Balsamic Syrup: ½ cup balsamic vinegar (high quality) For the Black Pepper Sugared Pecans: 1 tablespoon butter ½ cup pecans 1 tablespoon raw or turbinado sugar 2 […]

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The Bourbon Beet

Ingredients 2 ounces bourbon (Four Roses) ½ ounce crème de violet ½ ounce lemon juice ¼ ounce Lavender Beet Sweet Vinegar Syrup* Brooklyn Hemispherical Blueberry Bitters (optional) Edible Flower Garnish (violets or pansies) Directions Combine all ingredients (except edible flower garnish) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail […]

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The Reformed Presbyterian

Makes 1 cocktail Ingredients A few fresh mint leaves 1½ ounces bourbon ¼ ounce Gran Classico ½ ounce lime juice 1 ounce fresh ginger syrup (turbinado sugar) 1 cup sugar 2 ounces seltzer Lime peel & fresh ginger sliver garnish Directions Muddle a few mint leaves in a shaker. Add all other ingredients except for […]

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