Bourbon Filled Tailgate Appetizers

As the summer fades into fall, we’re welcoming a change of pace with back-to-school events, football, and fall parties. With that in mind, we wanted to find two bourbon-filled recipes that would be great to share with family and friends during a fall social event, tailgate or watch party.

Bacon, Bourbon, and Pecan Brownies

Nothing says comfort food like a warm, gooey brownie. Add in bacon, bourbon, and pecans and you’ve elevated the traditional brownie into a decadent dessert.

Tis’ the Season for Eggnog

While by no means do I consider myself an eggnog connoisseur, or even an eggnog enthusiast, I’m going to give it my best shot at sharing the scoop on this delightful seasonal treat.

How to Add More Bourbon to the Thanksgiving Menu

If you’ve ever wondered how to add more bourbon into your Thanksgiving dishes, you’re in good company. We scoured the internet for some bourbon-filled side dishes and today we’re sharing two of our favorites that will complement your Thanksgiving turkey and fixings.

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

The secret is in the sauce. Well, at least it is for The Smokin’ Barrel Boys BBQ team, made up of four Independent Stave Company engineers out of Lebanon, Missouri. In 2017, Mike Nagy, Kevin Millsap, Toby Hoy, and Darrick Uder formed the team (based on their shared fondness for good BBQ) and entered Jim Beam’s “Great Distillery BBQ Cook-Off” in Clermont, KY.

Chocolate Caramel Bourbon Macarons

A light French cookie with a rich, decadent filling, this Chocolate Caramel Bourbon Macaron recipe is worth the effort. Macarons are notoriously finnicky so give yourself some grace if this is your first attempt making them.

Bourbon Marshmallows

Ooey gooey goodness with a healthy measure of bourbon, that’s what these marshmallows are. This recipe comes from our colleague in Napa, CA – Rachel Hensley – and was based on an Alton Brown recipe. Rachel also advocates using this marshmallow crème to make “rice whiskey treats” – an adult version of that favorite childhood snack.

Bourbon Apple-Pear Turnovers

We’re excited to bring you a new series of posts with bourbon inspired recipes created and tested by our talented colleague at our sister company in Napa, California. Enjoy! Bourbon Apple-Pear Turnovers with Brown Sugar Ice CreamBy: Rachel HensleyTo make these apple-pear turnovers extra delicious, I added a bourbon with …