Articles Tagged: Cooking with Booze

Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes – Literary Monday

This week's book pick is Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes, an appropriate pick given the sweltering heat consuming most of the United States. I love milkshakes, actually, I really love malts, and was pretty excited to see this book show up. Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes covers everything from the basics, chocolate shake anyone, to the exotic, ever try a raspberry rose shake. We tried a few of the recipes and it is clear that Adam Ried, author of Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes, knows his stuff.

Grilled Quail with Maker’s Mark Glazed Turnips

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

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

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

Drunken Cranberry Sauce

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!


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

Maker’s Mark Kobe Beef Burger

We love burgers for Memorial Day and these Maker’s Mark laden beef bombs take it to the next level. Created by brothers Hiassam and Ali Beydoun of the acclaimed NYC food truck Frites N’ Meats. Heard they had a little accident. Hope everything is OK.

Prep time: 4 hours.
Cook time: 3 hours.
Level: Easy.


4 six-oz Kobe beef hamburger patties (regular ground beef can be substituted)
½ cup plus 2 tsp Maker’s Mark… Read more

Kentucky Pecan Chocolate Pie

It’s almost Kentucky Derby time! If you’re looking for a traditional Southern treat to serve along with Mint Juleps on Derby Day, look no further than Kentucky Pecan Chocolate Pie. It’s chocolatey with a touch of bourbon. Whether your horse wins or loses, you’ll still have pie. Delicious, sweet pie.

    ½ cup flour 1 cup sugar ½ cup butter, melted 2 eggs, beaten 3 tbs bourbon  1 cup chopped pecans 11 oz semi-sweet chocolate
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Kentucky Apple Sour Jellies

Kentucky Apple Sour Jellies: A more sophisticated type of "Jell-O shot"

Brandied Apricots

Brandied Apricots, a winter favorite

Holiday Poached Pears with Bourbon

Poached pears are a simple yet elegant dessert to serve at the holidays. This recipe has the colors and flavors of fall, making it perfect for Thanksgiving.

    4 fresh pears (I used Bosc) 1 cup bourbon ¼ cup cranberries ¼ cup honey 1 cup water 1 tbsp vanilla 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Core and peel the pears, leaving the stems on. Combine all other ingredients in a pot and mix, then place pears … Read more

Chocolate Chile Bohemia Ice Cream


1 large pasilla negro chile, stemmed, seeded, deveined
1 1/3 cups half-and-half
2 ounces Mexican chocolate, chopped into small pieces
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into ¼-inch pieces
4 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
1 1/3 cups heavy (whipping) cream
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla, preferably Mexican
¼ cup Bohemia beer


In a small skillet heated over medium, toast the chile, pressing it flat against the skillet with a metal spatula until it … Read more

Beer & Brats Stew

You can’t go wrong with beer and brats. Another way to enjoy this dynamic duo is to make a stew. It includes vegetables, so let’s call it healthy. You can try this same recipe with steak instead of brats; it tastes just as great.

    1 lb bratwurst 5 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces 1 cup chopped savoy cabbage 1 lb sliced white mushrooms 1 onion 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 stalk
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