Cocktail Eats

Beef Brisket with Smoked Cheddar and Maker’s Mark BBQ sauce Mac and Cheese

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This is Mac and Cheese gone wild, or beef brisket gone cheesy. Either way Maker Mark makes it even better!

Ingredients for the Beef:
1.5 lb. beef brisket, trimmed of excess fat
1 quart chicken or beef broth
Salt and pepper

Ingredients for the BBQ Sauce:
2 cups bottled BBQ sauce, preferably Sweet Baby Ray’s Original
1/2 cup Coca-Cola
1/2 cup Maker’s Mark

Ingredients for the Mac and Cheese:
1 Tbsp. Butter
1 Tbsp. AP … Read more

Super Bowl Party Eats

post iconThe Super Bowl is a great excuse to indulge in a little gluttony. I mean most of us have been pretty good since the beginning of the New Year. Why not have a great time on Super Bowl Sunday. …Read More

Hair of the Dog PB & J Sandwich

post iconCreated by PB J’s Food Truck, Portland this is sandwich is great for tailgating and even better for getting over tailgating. …Read More

Oaxacan BBQ chicken

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Ingredients:

1/2 onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup Tequila Don Julio Anejo
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup plum tomato, chopped
2 teaspoons mole negro
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup shredded piloncillo, Mexican brown sugar (Substitute: 1/2 cup dark brown sugar and 1 teaspoon molasses)
1/3 teaspoon Mexican hot sauce (Tamazula, Valentina or Búfalo)
2 pounds chicken, cut … Read more

Bourbon BBQ Ribs

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Ingredients:

2 cups Makers Mark
1 bunch cilantro – cleaned and roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
¼ cup fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
¼ cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 rack of peeled pork spare ribs
3 tablespoons butter
½ white onion, peeled and diced ½”… Read more

Bourbon Ice Cream topped with Poached Peaches and Hazelnut Crunch

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Maker’s Mark Ice Cream
Makes 1 1/2 pints

Ingredients:

2 cups whole milk
1 vanilla bean split lengthwise and scraped
4 large yolks
½ cup sugar
1 pinch salt
¼ cup Maker’s Mark®

Instructions:

1. Combine the milk, salt, scraped vanilla bean and seeds in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.  Remove from the heat, cover with plastic wrap, and infuse 10 minutes.
2. While the milk is being infused, whisk together the … Read more

Bourbon Onion Dip

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Prep time: 10 minutes 
Cook time: 1 hour 
Level: Easy
Serves 6-10 

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large sweet onions/Vidalias, peeled, halved, sliced thinly with the grain
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon, plus 1 tablespoon
¾ cup Greek yogurt
½ cup fresh ricotta cheese
½ cup sour cream
Few drops lemon juice
Pinch sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Crudité vegetables and chips for dipping

Directions:
In … Read more

Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings

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Ingredients:
2 lbs chicken wings, trimmed
1 cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed (12 ounces)
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup dark brown sugar
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon maple syrup 

Directions:
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium pot. Bring to boil on high heat and then reduce to a simmer for 30-40 minutes … Read more

Grilled Quail with Maker’s Mark Glazed Turnips

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Created by Chef Brian Bistrong
Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cook Time: 15 minutes. Level: Easy.

Ingredients:
4 pieces semi-boneless quail
8 pieces baby turnips, peeled and sliced thinly into rounds
4 pieces scallions, white and green, sliced into 1” pieces
2 tablespoons Maker’s Mark®
2 teaspoons butter
1/3 cup strong chicken stock
Salt and pepper
Zest of ½ lemon
Vegetable oil

Directions:
    1.    Pat the quail dry with a paper towel and then … Read more

Drunken Cranberry Sauce

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Some people are really attached to having can-shaped cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. This year, you can save the canned stuff for the kids’ table. Why not add a little creativity—and booze—to your turkey dinner?

This sauce keeps for several weeks, so it’s an easy thing to make ahead of time. Hit the sauce!

Ingredients:

12 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup vodka
2 tbsp Grand Marnier
1 tbsp orange juice
Orange twist, garnish… Read more

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