Articles Tagged: Cooking with Booze

Boozy Pumpkin Desserts for Thanksgiving

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Looking around for Thanksgiving dessert inspiration, I found some mouth-watering pumpkin desserts that incorporate a wee bit of booze.

    Pumpkin pie with brandy
    Bourbon pumpkin cheesecake
    Pumpkin cake with whiskey whipped cream
    Pumpkin rum cake with brown sugar icing
    Pumpkin mousse parfaits (pictured)

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Recipes for Cooking With Booze

Alcohol and food are a great combination.

But it can be surprisingly tricky to cook with beer, wine, and liquor. (And no one wants to waste a drop of the good stuff)

Whether you’re looking for a gift or preparing to entertain for the holidays, these cookbooks are good for anyone looking to learn how to cook with booze:

    Here’s to Good Food: Cooking With Beer, Wine, Liquor and Liqueurs
    Cooking with Booze
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Who doesn’t like Tequila? From Rock n’ Roll legend Sammy Hagar and his Cabo Wabo Tequila comes this cocktail with attitude.


    1 oz Cabo Wabo reposado tequila
    1 oz triple sec
    1 oz cointreau
    1 oz Southern Comfort
    1 oz pineapple juice


Combine all in a shaker half-filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a tall glass nearly filled with ice.

As a bonus this week, a Cooking with Booze special from … Read more

Absinthe Gummi Bears

A little restaurant called Tailor in NYC created this very adult candy. Not to be mistaken for a normal, mostly sugar Gummi Bears of your childhood, these bruins are 85% absinthe with a touch of gelatin and sugar to hold it all together.

Served along side an espresso, the absinthe gummi bear is a true cocktail treat. And no need to order it and seem like a lush. Simply order an espresso and your new … Read more

Guinness Cupcakes

Gena at Big City, Little Kitchen, made this variation of a Nigella Lawson recipe. The addition of a cup of Guinness not just makes these cakes perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, it makes them tasty too!

Big City, Little Kitchen – Beer Cupcakes! [via Craftzine]… Read more

Cooking Chicken with Beer

We found this on Boing Boing, a diagram for the cooking chicken or duck in beer. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go into cooking times or temperatures (it suggests a “small flame”). As long as you cook your poultry to 170 F, it should be just fine.

Chinese Diagram: Cooking chicken with beer [BoingBoing]… Read more

A Super Bowl Bourbon Feast

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Our friends at Maker’s Mark sent us these Bourbon soaked recipes for the ultimate Super Bowl party. As the kick-off countdown commences, leave the boring chips and dip on the bench and add some serious flavor to the and, and with that we mean Bourbon Whisky!

It’s all here, Drinks, Appetizers and Main Dishes to get you through the pre-game, game and post-game fun.

Mark  Club

2 oz Maker’s Mark
Club Soda


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Happy Cranberries

Your turkey and your guests will love you!


1 lb fresh cranberries
2 cup sugar
4 tbs Maker’s Mark
¼ cup sugar


Place berries in a shallow pan. Sprinkle with 2 cups sugar. Bake covered at 350 degrees for one hour. Remove from oven and sprinkle with bourbon and remaining sugar. Refrigerate. Ready to serve anytime. Also makes a super gift; just fill a small jar for giving!

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Bacardi Rum & Nut Cake

Turning through the Sunday paper, I ran across this classic holiday recipe for rum cake. Light, moist and full of rum. Ooh, and a wonderful rum glaze! What did you expect from the House of Bacardi?

Here’s the recipe for the cake:


    ½ cup Bacardi Gold Rum
     1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
     1 – 18 ½ oz package yellow cake mix
     1 – 3 ½ oz package instant vanilla flavor pudding mix

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Happy Thanksgiving

It’s Turkey Day. I’m just about to go get my eat on, but wanted to wish you all a safe and Happy Turkey Day!


Here’s a few yummy Thanksgiving cocktails:

Thanksgiving Toast Cocktail
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Martini

And a great recipe to make with that leftover turkey, Mixed Turkey Jambalaya. It’s made with Newcastle Brown Ale!… Read more

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