The Ultimate Irish Whiskey Brownies

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Irish Whiskey Brownies
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Chocolate and red wine are fine, but chocolate and whiskey are next-level delicious. These brownies from Shae Minnillo, a bartender at Manolito in New Orleans, are dark, decadent, and infused with a full five ounces of Irish whiskey (which gives them a mild, nutty sweetness and slightly savory edge) and walnuts. "Walnuts are excellent in brownies. Additionally, they pair well with whiskey. My thinking was to boost some of the flavors of the whiskey and brownies at the same time. If you choose to pick up some walnut liqueur you can simply drizzle it on top of the brownies or make some walnut whipped cream. It creates another layer of reinforcement," Minnillo says of his creation. Paired with a dessert-friendly whiskey cocktail, like a cozy Irish Coffee, a classic Old Fashioned, or even just a neat pour of whiskey, this chocolaty treat will end your night right.

Irish Whiskey Brownies



  • 1 ⅓ pounds Butter
  • 2 cups Unsweetened Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 5 ounces Whiskey
  • 1 ⅔ cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 ⅔ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 ⅔ cups Flour


Step one

Preheat the oven to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step two

Meanwhile, melt butter, chocolate, and whiskey over a double boiler.

Step three

Whisk the sugars into the chocolate mixture.

Step four

Whisk in the eggs.

Step five

Fold in flour until it just comes together.

Step six

Pour mixture into a greased 9-by-13 inch pyrex baking dish.

Step seven

Drop the oven temperature to 360 degrees and bake the brownies for 22-25 minutes.

Recipe provided by Shae Minnillo