Friday, February 3, 2012

Super Bowl Recipes From Maker's Mark Bourbon‏

So I hear there is some sort of sporting event happening this weekend.....

Luckily our friends at Maker's Mark are on top of these things.

Super Bowl parties are as much about great snacks and drinks as they are watching the game. So, with the showdown between the New York Giants and New England Patriots fast approaching, we at Maker’s Mark would like to share with you easy ways to kick-up fun finger foods with bourbon, as well as how to mix the right drink to serve with them. Below is a recipe for a Tailgate Toddy, the perfect cocktail to warm up frozen fans. Plus, Maker’s Mark Cookbook Editor Lee Anne Wong has created savory recipes for finger lickin’ good Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken wings and Maker’s Mark Onion Dip.

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Tailgate Toddy

1 part Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
½ tsp. sugar
2 whole cloves
1 small cinnamon stick
1 lemon slice


Measure all ingredients into a heat proof mug or glass. Place teaspoon in glass; add boiling water to fill glass (teaspoon prevents glass from breaking when boiling water is added). Stir mixture and serve immediately.

Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings
Notes: These tangy sweet wings get the benefit of being braised then baked, no frying involved!
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Level: Easy
Serves 4

2 lbs chicken wings, trimmed
1 cup Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
1 can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed (12 ounces)
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup dark brown sugar
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon maple syrup


1.      Combine all of the ingredients in a medium pot. Bring to boil on high heat and then reduce to a simmer for 30-40 minutes until the wings are tender and the glaze has reduced, coating the wings.

2.      Preheat the oven to 325°F. Remove the wings from the pot and transfer to a parchment lined sheet tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the wings begin to color and the glaze becomes shiny. Garnish with minced scallions and apple. Serve immediately.

Bourbon Onion Dip

Notes: Greek yogurt and ricotta cheese lighten up this usually mayonnaise heavy party favorite.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Level: Easy
Serves 6-10

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large sweet onions/Vidalias, peeled, halved, sliced thinly with the grain
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, plus 1 tablespoon
¾ cup Greek yogurt
½ cup fresh ricotta cheese
½ cup sour cream
Few drops lemon juice
Pinch sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Crudité vegetables and chips for dipping

1.      In a wide heavy-bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the sliced onions and the teaspoon of salt. Sauté the onions, stirring often until they begin to soften, 5 to 6 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to stir and cook the onions until they begin to color, about another 15 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of bourbon to the pan and stir in. Reduce the heat to low and cook the onions for another 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions have colored and caramelized. Remove the onions from the pan and spread on a plate or baking sheet to cool in the fridge.

2.      Using a food processor or blender, combine the ricotta and yogurt and process until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Fold in the sour cream. Once the onions have cooled, rough chop them briefly. Fold into the mixture and season to taste with lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Serve the dip cold with crudité and chips.


Pierce said...

I don't watch football but I could sit through a game for all these goodies! What a fabulous post. Mmmm...wings (I said that in my Homer Simpson voice :-)

Danielle said...

YUM!!! every one of those looks so good. (LOL @ Pierce's Homer voice) My thoughts exactly!