Articles Tagged: food

Bourbon Gravy

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Making gravy is surprisingly easy. If you’re already making a Thanksgiving turkey, with about 15 minutes extra work you can also have homemade gravy. And like most foods, gravy is even better when you add booze.

Ingredients

    4 cups turkey or chicken stock
    3 tbs butter (unsalted)
    1/3 cup flour
    Pan drippings from turkey (pour fat off first)
    ½ cup bourbon
    salt and pepper to taste

 
Instructions

Cook butter in a large saucepan on medium … Read more

Kentucky Derby Drinks & Eats

post iconWhether you’re into horses, into betting or just love a good, old-fashioned race, this year we’ve got some awesome choices to make sure the fun keeps going well past the two-minute mark. …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

Gruner or Chianti – High/Low Wine Weekend

post icon By night, I work at a high end restaurant where I pour amazing wines. While I love wine from all over the world, my passion is for food friendly wines that serve to enhance the dining experience and what people are eating! …Read More

Memorial Day Food & Drink Recipes

post iconMemorial Day food and drink recipe round-up! …Read More

Cinco de Mayo Food and Drinks

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here’s a quick and easy guide to everything you need to know to have a tasty holiday, Drink of the Week style. Enjoy!

    Not exactly sure what you’re celebrating? Here’s a brief primer on Cinco de Mayo.
     
    Margaritas are an essential part of the party. Here’s a classic Margarita recipe, plus a few variations.
     
    Try these twists: Arizona Margarita made with prickly pear, Piña Perfection Margarita with pineapple juice and Blood … Read more

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Chocolate-covered strawberries are the perfect romantic treat for Valentine’s Day. They pair well with Champagne and sparkling wine. They look pretty on the plate. However, they are actually inexpensive and easy to make.

When pairing this with champagne, you can’t go wrong. But if you’re looking for a nuanced pairing, keep in mind that you want the Champagne or sparkling wine to be as sweet as the chocolate. “Brut” has the least sugar, which would … Read more

Brandied Apricots

post iconBrandied Apricots, a winter favorite …Read More

Whiskey and Cheese: Together at Last

post iconCheese and Whiskey: Together at Last Take a peek inside a whiskey and cheese pairing at the Cheese School of San Francisco …Read More

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