Articles Tagged: Cocktail Eats

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

Memorial Day Food & Drink Recipes

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In honor of those who have died in service to the country, America celebrates Memorial Day on the last Monday of May. It’s also a great time to say thanks to men and women who have served or are still serving in our military.

Since many people have the day off, it’s also one of the biggest barbecue and picnic days of the year. If you’ll be spending the day outdoors, here are some food … Read more

Bourbon Balls

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Bourbon is magic, and bless Kentucky for giving it to us!

This Southern treat takes less than 30 minutes to whip up and is perfect for a whole host of occasions — Kentucky Derby, Christmas, Wednesday nights…

The bourbon flavor deepens over time, so leftovers (if there are any!) aren’t a problem. They keep for 12-15 days if stored in an airtight container.

Ingredients

1 cup crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons … Read more

Hump Day Liquor Links

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Super Bowl edition!

    JWZ spotted this incredibly garnished cocktail. Yes, that’s a quail egg!
    FoodSpring has an exciting Super Bowl “food-off” to get you in the mood for the big game.
    New site Squabbler launched today and who new Captain Morgan would be on there defending his vocation. His wife feels he needs get a regular job. What is a pirate to do?
    Monica Samuels conducts Sake School at Serious Eats. This lesson – Koji,

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Gorgonzola Bites

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Recipe courtesy of Campari.

Ingredients

    350g puff pastry
    250g gorgonzola
    1 egg yolk
    20g butter

Instructions

    Beat the egg yolk in a bowl using a whisk until frothy. Put to one side.
    Roll out the pastry dough using a rolling pin. Then, using knife, divide into eight equal rectangular pieces. Spread the gorgonzola evenly over one half of each of the rectangles then close, folding the other half over. Press the edges firmly together, moistening

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Brandied Apricots

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This simple recipe is very festive, making it perfect for holiday celebrations or homemade gifts. The brandied apricots are good by themselves or as a topping on ice cream or cake. You can even use the juice in cocktails. It’s probably possible to use dried apricots, although this was made with fresh ones that were flash frozen.

Ingredients

8 apricots, pitted and halved
¾ cup brandy (I used cognac)
¼ cup water
1-2 cinnamon sticks, … Read more

Bruschetta Appetizer

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Tomatoes and basil were meant to be together. This simple bruschetta recipe will only take five minutes to make but will taste elegant and refreshing. Summer cocktail party food at its best!

I like to use a mixture of roma and heirloom tomatoes, but use the tomatoes available to you that are the freshest and ripest.

Ingredients

    4 cups chopped tomatoes
    8 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
    1 red onion, minced
    6 tablespoons olive oil (plus

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Memorial Day Cocktails & Entertaining

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Memorial Day celebrates those who have served our country, so please take a moment and raise a glass. The long weekend also marks the beginning of the summer holiday season. We’ve collected a few fun cocktail, food and history related links to help you get your summer season started right.

    10 Things to Remember about Memorial Day
    AmazingRibs.com Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn is the Oracle of the grill. This site is about more than just ribs,

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