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16 Mouth-Watering Recipes for Cooking With Whiskey

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Whiskey is a wonderful and delicious way to spend an evening (or day, we’re not judging) -- and it turns out it can make your day better in more ways than one. Not only does whiskey go well with food, but it also goes well IN food. We’ve rounded up some of the best whiskey recipes, so you can get cookin’ with the golden brown stuff this holiday season! Warning: Don’t read when hungry, we’re not responsible for what may happen if you do…

<a href="http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/jameson-whiskey-blue-cheese-burger-with-guinness-cheese-sauce-crispy-onions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest</a>

Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger with Cheese Sauce + Crispy Onions

Nothing makes a burger better than when adding blue cheese, but now you've got double the cheesy goodness plus this rich whiskey glaze that let's the golden flavor of the liquor come out and play. Get grilling with the recipe, here.

Key ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Ground beef
  • Blue cheese
  • Whiskey
  • Beer
<a href="http://www.recipegirl.com/2015/03/17/irish-apple-crisp/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of&nbsp;Recipe Girl</a>

Irish Apple Crisp

It's Irish, it's apples, it's crispy with whiskey, what more could you want in a winter dessert? Find the recipe here!

Key ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Irish whiskey
  • Irish oatmeal
<a href="http://www.feastingathome.com/honey-chipotle-bbq-chicken/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of Feasting at Home</a>

Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken

Barbecue chicken is already tasty on it's own, but adding the flavors of whiskey and honey, give this chicken an extra sweetness with a kick that catches you at the end. Find out how to make it here!

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken
  • Ketchup
  • Chipotle peppers
  • Whiskey
<a href="https://www.thrillist.com/recipe/nation/whiskey-caramel-apples-in-a-slow-cooker-thrillist-recipes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thrillist</a>

Whiskey Caramel Apples Recipe

The whiskey flavor adds richness and takes some of the too-sweetness away from the sauce. And thanks to the slow-cooker, the caramel stays the perfect gooey constancy down to the core. We've got the recipe for this golden molten lava here.

Key ingredients:

  • Caramel
  • Whiskey
  • Apples
  • Pecans

Jameson Original

All these recipes are missing is which whiskey to use. Try Jameson, it’s triple-distillation smoothness and hints of vanilla cook up flavorful in both savory and sweet, giving your dish the kick it deserves. 

<a href="http://bakeatmidnite.com/slow-cooker-mississippi-ribs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of The Midnight Baker</a>

Slow Cooker Mississippi Ribs

These ribs are dripping with this spicy sauce, and the peppers and whiskey give it some extra firey zing and flavor to spare. And for some extra fall-off-the bone tenderness, try the slow-cooker option in the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Baby back or pork spare ribs
  • Hot sauce
  • Whiskey
  • Pepperoncini peppers
<a href="http://tworedbowls.com/2015/03/17/chocolate-whiskey-meringue-tarts/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of Two Red Bowls</a>

Meringue Tarts

Whiskey knows how to be light and sweet when it has to, and the added Graham crackers and hazelnuts make these tarts extra sweet but not too sugary, thanks to the Espresso powder. See the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Graham crackers
  • Hazelnuts
  • Espresso powder
  • Dark chocolate
  • Eggs
  • Whiskey
<a href="http://bakeatmidnite.com/cranberry-sauce-with-a-kick/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of The Midnight Baker</a>

Cranberry Sauce With A Kick

Cranberry sauce has graduated from the kiddy table, thanks to the full whiskey flavor and the use of fresh cranberries. No can openers her. Find out how to had some kick to this winter side-dish staple here!

Key ingredients:

  • Fresh cranberries
  • Sugar
  • Whiskey
<a href="http://stasty.com/?p=8772#more-8772" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of Stasty</a>

Chocolate Mocha Buckwheat Cake

This dessert will add a little pep to your guest's step after a big meal, with the heat of whiskey, the draw of melty chocolate, and the kick of coffee. Find out how to make it here!

Key ingredients:

  • Coffee
  • Whiskey
  • Almond meal
  • Yoghurt
  • Buckwheat flour
<a href="http://bakerbynature.com/whiskey-ginger-caramel-corn/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of Baker by Nature</a>

Whiskey Ginger Caramel Corn

This is a totally unexpected twist on caramel corn thanks to the thick molasses, lively ginger, and of course, the richness of the whiskey. Get poppin' here!

Key ingredients:

  • Popped corn
  • Molasses
  • Ginger
  • Whiskey
<a href="http://www.dessertfortwo.com/2011/05/bread-pudding-with-whiskey-sauce/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of Dessert for Two</a>

Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

The whiskey and heavy cream makes the pudding flavorful and moist while the pecans work to balance out the sweetness. Find out how to make them here!

Key ingredients:

  • Fresh sourdough bread
  • Pecans
  • Heavy cream
  • Whiskey
<a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/salted-caramel-and-whiskey-truffle/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of Bakers Royale</a>

Salted Caramel and Whiskey Truffle

Sweet and savory, dark and light. Thanks to the dark chocolate, salted caramel, and whiskey, these balls have a flavor profile for all. Get ballin' here.

Key ingredients:

  • Dark chocolate
  • Heavy cream
  • Irish whiskey
  • Salted caramel
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
<a href="http://www.lifeasastrawberry.com/peach-whiskey-chili/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of Life As A Strawberry</a>

Peach Whiskey Chili

This sweet spin on a game-day staple will certainly be a winner, thanks to the unexpected flavors of delicate peach and wild whiskey. So get simmering!

Key ingredients:

  • Peaches
  • Tomatoes
  • Kidney beans
  • Whiskey
  • Ground beef
<a href="http://iamafoodblog.com/sunday-brunch-1-hour-mini-cinnamon-buns-whisky-cream-cheese-frosting/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of i am a food blog</a>

1-Hour Cinnamon Buns With Whiskey Cream Cheese Frosting

The cream cheese and whiskey give the frosting richness and texture that will stand up to the cinnamon in the bun. Find out how to incorporate whiskey into your morning routine here.

Key ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Active dry yeast
  • Whiskey
  • Cream cheese
<a href="http://www.browneyedbaker.com/irish-whiskey-soda-bread-with-irish-whiskey-butter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker</a>

Whiskey Soda Bread With Whiskey Butter

You had us at whiskey butter, but there's more. Soaking the raisins in the whiskey, not only makes them fully flavorful, but it makes them plump up and become even juicer. And the whiskey-flavored butter is just the icing on top of this bread. Learn how to churn it up here.

Key ingredients:

  • Raisins
  • Irish whiskey
  • AP flour
  • Whole wheat flour
<a href="http://katieatthekitchendoor.com/2013/02/18/roast-figs-sugar-snow-revisited-stuffed-quail-with-marmalade-whiskey-and-bacon-hot-lightning/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of Katie at the Kitchen Door</a>

Stuffed Quail With Marmalade, Whiskey & Bacon 

The presence of bacon and whiskey beefs this smaller bird up, not only with additional protein, but with bold flavor. While the marmalade adds contrasting sweetness to the pork's saltiness. Learn how to make this holiday meal alternative here.  

Key ingredients:

  • Quails
  • Marmalade
  • Whiskey
  • Chicken stock
<a href="http://honeyandfigskitchen.com/2015/11/hazelnut-whisky-chocolate-layer-cake.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtesy of honey + figs</a>

Hazelnut Whiskey Chocolate Layer Cake

It's moist, fudgy, chocolaty, and has a pleasant hazelnut flavor and with just the right hint of whiskey that doesn't overwhelm the sweetness. Get baking!

Key ingredients:

  • Hazelnut flour
  • Spelt flour
  • Cacao powder
  • Whiskey
  • Coconut oil