Cooking with Whiskey: Sweet and Savory Recipes We Love

Last Updated October 17, 2017
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bourbon pecan pie and other recipes with whiskey

Whether you're using scotch, bourbon, or rye, whiskey adds a sweet and smoky flavor to these recipes. See how it's a game-changer for everything from steak to preserves.

Sweet & Spicy Bourbon Brine

Local caterer and former butcher Flip Wise of Open Fire Catering loves the turkeys from Green Pastures Country Farm. This versatile brine gets even more localized when made with Colorado whiskey. For...

Peachy Keen Bourbon Butter

Peachy Keen Bourbon Butter
Love peaches and bourbon? Let your taste buds settle on this flavorful twist on peach butter! Great for your toast, biscuits, pork or even enjoy on ice cream!

Bourbon-Fig Jam

Bourbon-Fig Jam
With dried rather than fresh figs, this sweet jam can be made in any season. If available, use dried Turkish figs instead of Mission figs for a jam that is nearly identical in color to the bourbon...

Bourbon Sweet Potato Soufflé with Bacon Pecan Praline

By Vincent Perri of Revel + Roost | Yield: 5 servings

Whiskey-Seared Beef Tenderloin Steaks

No trip to a distillery would be complete without a whiskey-influenced recipe! Plum makes use of Asylum Distillery's "Fifth State" whiskey in this delicious seared tenderloin dish, which is great as...

Brown-Sugar Whiskey Steak

brown sugar whiskey steak
This savory steak pairs well with a fresh garden salad and a glass of Chardonnay.

Bourbon BBQ Shrimp Skewers

J.M. Thomason presents a shrimp skewer recipe that is perfect for summer. Get some of their Bourbon BBQ seasoning and try it out.

Bourbon Lamb Stew

Bourbon Lamb Stew
Edward Lee, chef-owner chef at Louisville’s 610 Magnolia, gave a bourbon-spiked lamb shank recipe to Gourmet magazine for a 2008 story on Lee. A somewhat dumbed-down version of the recipe follows. I...

Sorghum Bourbon Pecan Pie

The slightly mineral taste of sorghum syrup, made from sorghum cane, pairs well with the salt and butter of biscuits—and pie dough. Using sorghum rather than cane syrup for pecan pie makes the sweet...

Apple Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream

BBF founder Matt Jamie has a cookbook coming out in May, but until then you can enjoy recipes he created using – what else? – BBF ingredients.

Honey Bourbon Blood Orange Cake

bourbon cake
Citrus is a welcome flavor in the dark of winter, and a little bourbon never hurts, either. You might as well add a touch of bourbon to flavor the whipped cream too. For better results in baking, be...

Kentucky Bourbon Balls Recipe

With their smooth chocolate coating, a pecan on top, and the rich, oaky taste of bourbon, these bonbons make a beautiful, mouthwatering Christmas treat. Use your favorite bourbon to add the...

Sticky Toffee Pecan Pudding with Butterscotch Sorghum Whiskey Sauce

Recipe by Andrea Upchurch, Pastry Chef of Magnolias and Blossom.

Triple Whiskey Apple & Chèvre Galette

Triple Whiskey Apple & Chèvre Galette
This triple whiskey galette dessert is sure to make its way to the adults-only table. As eye-catching as it is tasting, it’s perfect for a dinner party.

Whiskey Custard

Use this custard to fill donuts or layer cakes, or simply eat it by the spoonful after it comes off of the stovetop. (I have tried all three and highly recommend each option.)
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