Recipes Made Even Tastier with a Splash of Whiskey

Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs
Whiskey lovers, these recipes are for you! Instead of sipping your cocktail on the side, add a splash of whiskey to burgers, meatballs, mashed potatoes, and even cupcakes to make your meals rich and flavorful. So set down your whiskey sour, grab your favorite bottle of bourbon, and start cooking!

Salted Caramel-Chocolate-Bourbon Cupcakes

This is the only cupcake recipe you'll ever need. Bourbon-spiked chocolate cake, rich fudge frosting, and a salted caramel topping ... Do we need to say any more?

Whiskey Barrel Burgers

Trust us, you can do much better than a plain slice of cheese on top of your burger. Before tossing them on the grill, stuff each patty with a rich cheddar-whiskey filling that will ooze out with every bite.

Brown Sugar- and Whiskey-Glazed Ham

Make your holiday ham (or any special dinner) even more celebration-worthy than usual by adding an indulgent brown sugar and whiskey glaze. You can change up this recipe to skip the brown sugar and add more spices, but don't leave out the bourbon!

Sweet-Sour Meatballs

Give homemade meatballs a sweet-and-sour twist by slow-cooking them in an apple jelly, spicy mustard, and whiskey sauce. Your party guests will request these easy apps again and again!

Butternut Squash with Maple and Bourbon

Before roasting, coat butternut squash with maple syrup, butter, and bourbon for a mouthwatering sweet glaze. Now that's one way to make vegetables intoxicatingly delicious!

Bread and Butter Pudding with Salted Caramel Whiskey Butter Sauce

Just one word sums up this bread pudding recipe: Decadent. Whiskey-soaked raisins and a luscious salted caramel whiskey butter sauce give this recipe a double dose of boozy richness.

Bacon Cheeseburgers with Kentucky Bourbon Sauce

There's no doubt this rich bourbon sauce is more time-consuming than just grabbing the ketchup bottle, but trust us—it's worth it. We won't judge if you start dipping your fries in it, too.

Maple-Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Far beyond butter and garlic, these mashed potatoes are dressed up with maple syrup, bourbon, and bacon. Just one bite of these heavenly sweet potatoes and you'll never go back to basic mashed spuds.

Peach Ice Cream

Don't worry—with only a few tablespoons of bourbon mixed into this ice cream, it won't taste boozy. Instead, just a splash adds complexity to this fresh Peach Ice Cream.

Bourbon-Chocolate Tipsy Cake

A half cup of bourbon takes this chocolate cake from ordinary dessert to lavish indulgence. Instead of frosting, make a boozy sauce with butter and whiskey to drizzle on top.

Bourbon Pumpkin Bread with Spice Swirl

Whether you're looking for breakfast or a less-sweet dessert, you can never go wrong with a slice of pumpkin bread. This recipe includes bourbon and pecans in the batter and a drizzle of bourbon icing on top to make it stand out from the crowd.

Butternut Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Butternut squash might not be the first ingredient you reach for when making bread pudding, but this recipe will turn you into a believer. A homemade salted bourbon caramel sauce makes this dish sweet enough (and decadent enough) for dessert.

Salted Pecan Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

Make holiday pumpkin pie even more addicting than usual by stirring just a few spoonfuls of bourbon into the filling. Adding a swirl of bourbon whipped cream over the pecan topping is optional, but our taste buds think it's an absolute must.

Shortbread Bourbon-Vanilla Cookie Butter

DIY this grocery store favorite to spread on graham crackers, apple slices, and pretzels—but add a splash of bourbon to your version, of course.

Whiskey Sour Cocktail Jelly

Have your cocktail and eat it, too! This quick recipe turns the crowd-favorite whiskey sour into a spreadable, shareable jelly. We recommend trying it on meatballs for a flavorful party appetizer.

Maple-Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Instead of sipping whiskey on the side, make it part of your plate by stirring up an easy sauce for broiled salmon. Just stir together maple syrup, orange juice, and bourbon, then glaze the salmon as it broils.

Bourbon-Brownie Petit Fours

These desserts might be tiny, but their size doesn't make them any less indulgent. Bourbon, coffee, and chocolate combined make these brownie bites a must-try treat.

Cowboy Steak and Whiskey Butter

Once you try steak with whiskey butter, you'll never go back. Make the butter with just a handful of ingredients (we bet you already have some of them in your pantry!), then store it in the freezer for up to three months to make all your steak dinners extra special.

Apple-Bourbon Monkey Bread

Bring just a taste of bourbon to brunch with this buttery, bourbon-soaked monkey bread. Chopped apples add a burst of freshness, so feel free to indulge in a piece (or two).

Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs

Let tender, juicy pork ribs simmer away in your slow cooker with apple jelly, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and almost a full cup of bourbon. When you're ready to serve, drizzle the cooking liquid on top to make dinner even more rich and flavorful.

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