Recipes with Whiskey

Just when I’m in the middle of trying to primarily eat fruits and veggies all week, Cool Material goes and posts this:

Whiskey isn’t just for sipping after a long day at the office. If you want to incorporate more of it into your day (who wouldn’t?), consider getting creative and adding a bit to your cooking. Before you just go an pour it on your breakfast cereal (might be a sign you have a problem), check out some of the best recipes from around the web that use a bit of the good stuff.

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Whiskey Cream Sauce

You could give us a bowl of gnocchi with nothing on top, and we’d still lay waste to them in a jiffy. This butternut squash version gets drenched in a whiskey cream sauce that you’ll want to slather on all your food. Recipe

Slow Cooker Whiskey BBQ Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches

You don’t need to live in Philly to get a great steak sandwich, if you display a little patience, you can be rewarded with this beauty. The sauce is a combo of whiskey, sriracha, and other sorts of deliciousness. Let it go in the slow cooker while you’re at the office, and dinner will make 5 o’clock a blessing. Recipe

Glazed Maple Bourbon Bacon

No need to whip up a grand feast, a nice little bacon-y snack can get a boost from some bourbon as well. This recipe couldn’t be easier and we dare say it actually makes bacon taste better. Blasphemous but true.  Recipe

Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders

The bbq sauce in this recipe gets a nice addition from the oak and vanilla notes in some whiskey. It’s way to amp up the standard miniature burger and one you’ll want to do for your next gathering. Recipe

Chocolate, Whiskey & Bacon Chilli

Chilli is just one of those dishes we gravitate to on a cold day. It’s hearty and masculine. This version gets the added benefits of booze and chocolate. Nothing to complain about. Recipe

Smoked Spicy Bourbon Maple Almonds

Want to elevate your bar snacks to another level? Consider cooking up a batch of these almonds to serve up the next time the game is on. They’ve got some spice from the cayenne and some sweetness from the bourbon and brown sugar, and they’re about a billion times better than standard, dry almonds. Recipe

Whiskey Glazed Ribs

This is the perfect dish for the Ron Swanson in all of us. Slather a rack of ribs in a whiskey glaze made from booze, brown sugar, mustard, and some other ingredients, and you’ll be left licking your fingers dry and potentially trying to eat them. Recipe

Baby Chicken with Soy-Whiskey Glaze & Sticky Rice Stuffing

Feel free to break out some good Japanese whiskey to use with this Asian-inspired dish. Even though the soy-whiskey glaze bring so much flavor to the dish, the sticky rice stuffing is where it’s at. Recipe

Dark Chocolate, Whiskey and Orange Ice Cream

Don’t be scared off by the tofu in this recipe (yes, tofu), this ice cream is damn tasty and damn boozy. The little orange will remind you a little of having a chocolate version of an Old Fashioned. Recipe

Bourbon BBQ Baked Beans

Want to kick-start your beans this summer and impress everyone at your coming barbecues or camping trips? Try this recipe which adds a bit of bourbon to the mix. It adds a tang and warming quality to your traditional side dish. Recipe

Whiskey Sirloin Steak and Cranberries

Whiskey makes a great marinade for tenderizing and juicing up some beef. Here the final product also gets added flavor from some cranberries. Recipe

Jack Daniel’s Honey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings

Don’t be put off by the fact that this sounds like it was ripped from a TGI Fridays menu, these wings will win over some fans when you toss a bowl out. They use the honey-flavored whiskey JD makes to give the wings a nice sweet character. Just load up on napkins. Recipe

Whiskey Mussels en Pappillote

En papillote is a cooking method more guys should employ. Basically, you’re cooking your main (usually fish or other seafood) in a parchment bag or parcel you fold along with the added seasonings and flavor agents. Here these mussels get put in the bag with whiskey and other goodies to infuse them with some flavor. Recipe

Irish Soda Bread Scones with Salted Whiskey Butter

It’s time to replace your standard butter with Salted Whiskey Butter. While obviously tremendous on these Irish Soda Bread Scones, the butter should become a fridge staple to use on many things. Recipe

Whiskey Glazed Corned Beef

The corned beef in this recipe gets so tender that it’s mouth-watering even without the whiskey glaze. Still, you’re going to want a thick slathering of the sticky sweet glaze whether you have this on St. Patrick’s Day or just a random weeknight. Recipe

 

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Bourbon: A History of the America Spirit

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Popular history with a whiskey-soaked edge: Bourbon is Dane Huckelbridge’s artful and imaginative biography of our most well-liked, and at times controversial, spirit, that is also a witty and entertaining chronicle of the United States itself.

Few commodities figure as prominently or as intimately in the story of the nation as bourbon whiskey. Its primary ingredient was discovered by Christopher Columbus. Its recipe was perfected on the Western frontier. In 1964, Congress passed a resolution declaring it to be a “distinctive product of the United States.” First brewed by pioneers in in the backwoods of Appalachia, bourbon whiskey has become a modern multi-billion dollar international industry today. As Dane Huckelbridge reveals, the Kentucky spirit—the only liquor produced from corn is the American experience, distilled, aged, and sealed in a bottle.

In telling the story of bourbon, Huckelbridge takes us on a lively tour across three hundred years. Introducing the fascinating people central to its creation and evolution, he illuminates the elusive character of the nation itself. Interweaving the development of bourbon to America’s own rise, his engaging and unique study is popular history at its best, offering a lively and informative look at our past through a hilariously thick pair of whiskey-bottle glasses.

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These Are The Best Whiskies In The World


They might not all be available at your local liquor store, but these are some of the whiskies you should try and track down. The World Whiskies Awards recently named all of their 2014 winners, and these are some of ones that took home medals. World’s Best Single Malt Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask The World’s Best Single Malt doesn’t come from Scotland or Japan, it comes from a small distillery in Tasmania. Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask features nice

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Hornitos Black Barrel is Like Whiskey and Tequila in One | Cool Material

“If you’ve ever been stuck between knocking back some tequila or sipping some whiskey, Hornitos has a solution for you. Hornitos Black Barrel is a tequila that is aged in oak casks for 12 months and deep charred barrels for four months to give it some whiskey-esque notes. Accompanying the classic tequila taste are hints of oakiness and vanilla like you’d find in whiskey. The 100% agave tequila is smooth and unlike any other bottle you might find at the store. It won’t replace whiskey or tequila, obviously, but it is an interesting blend of the two worlds.”

Hornitos Black Barrel is Like Whiskey and Tequila in One | Cool Material.

SKYPAK Jack Daniel’s Airline Trolley Whiskey Bar

German company SKYPAK has a cool bar cart made out of an airline trunk and covered in wood from Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrels. It makes for a nice rustic/reclaimed look with a modern aesthetic. Sherry, Rum and Cognac models are available upon request.

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Each cart comes with 4 matching barrique wood shelves. Don’t expect the fact that these things use reclaimed materials to make them cheap; they can be had for a whopping €1,980.00! For that much, I thing I’ll make my own out of pallet wood and casters thankyouverymuch.

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