I’ve mentioned on here before that I’m getting into a whiskey/bourbon craze. I’ve noticed a lot of people around me getting into that scene lately as well, so maybe we’re all just conforming to a bigger trend? I actually heard an interesting story on NPR recently about how women are the future of whiskey. Historically considered a “man’s drink,” whiskey is becoming more and more popular with the female crowd, and whiskey producers are paying attention. Personally, I think I can attribute much of my coming around to whiskey to the artisanal cocktail scene. (I prefer to get used to a new spirit as it mingles with other tasty items in a fancy beverage.) To celebrate my newfound love, I’ve rounded up the whiskey and bourbon-focused recipes I’ve been eyeing on the internet. This wish list of mine is so true to life – I clearly love the sweets and cocktails more than real food. Also, you can totally tell which other bloggers are deep into the bourbon by their repeat appearances on here. (I’m looking at you, Minimalist Baker, Chasing Delicious and How Sweet It Is.) So let’s talk whiskey and bourbon recipes and get all boozed up together:
Apple Peel Bourbon (+ an Indian Summer Cocktail) • Food52
Bourbon Peach Smash • Aida Mollenkamp
Bourbon, Orange and Ginger • Food52
Bourbon Lift • Chasing Delicious
Bourbon Plum Smash • The Bartenderess
Winter Bourbon Smash • Minimalist Baker
Apple Cinnamon Infused Bourbon • Shutterbean
A Maple Bourbon Shandy • 80twenty
Strawberry Mint Bourbon Smash • Hungry Girl por Vida
Pomegranate Whiskey Sour • Chasing Delicious
Passioned Green Tea Whiskey • Lady and Pups
4 Ingredient Bourbon Caramel Sauce • Minimalist Baker
Strawberry Bourbon Smash Popsicles • Fix Feast Flair
Salted Bourbon Caramel Pops • Autumn Makes and Does
Pecan Crusted Cheesecake with Salted Bourbon Caramel • Honestly Yum
Salted Pecan and Bourbon Brownies • London Bakes
Cocoa Dumplings with Bourbon Maple Sauce • Baked the Blog
Vegan Salted Bourbon Caramel Ice Cream • Minimalist Baker
Ultimate Bourbon Buckeye Cake • Half Baked Harvest
Bourbon Caramel Almond Butter Cups • Minimalist Baker
Bourbon Spice Cinnamon Rolls • Chasing Delicious
Brown Butter Bourbon Salted Caramel Thumbprints • Pineapple and Coconut
Whiskey Caramel Sauce • Food52
Whiskey, Chocolate and Walnut Truffles • Honest Cooking
Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast with Cider Bourbon Gravy • How Sweet It Is
Sticky Bourbon Chicken with Rice • Pinch of Yum
Crockpot Bacon Bourbon Baked Beans • How Sweet It Is
Bourbon Sweet Potato Bisque with Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Croutons • How Sweet It Is
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Like these ideas? Check out the whiskey party I threw with friends (with my original recipes for bourbon cookie dough shots and a sparkling whiskey cocktail with honey and mint).
PS – the glass tumbler featured in my illustration is from the Food52 Shop.
You can find all of these recipes on my “Wish List: Whiskey & Bourbon” Pinterest board.
Illustration at top created with pencil and Photoshop.
Prints of my illustrations are available in my Etsy and Society6 shops.