20 Recipes Made Infinitely Better by Adding Whiskey, Because What Isn’t?

Whiskey with dinner? Why not? While a glass of whiskey has an awful lot of health benefits, we might be thinking of different ways to have whiskey with dinner than you are.

This list pulls together sweet and savory whiskey recipes that actually benefit your belly instead of turning it inside out the next morning. Enjoy!

1. Bourbon Maple Bacon

Maple and Bourbon Glazed Bacon Recipe - oven baked bacon - wonkywonderful.com
Wonky Wonderful

Let’s make an assumption and say if you like whiskey then you definitely like bacon. Prove me right and make this immediately.

Get the recipe here.

2. Peach Whiskey Chili

Peach Whisky Chili
Life as A Strawberry

This sweet, savory combination has one special ingredient: your favorite whiskey!

Get the recipe here.

3. Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger

Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger with Guinness Cheese Sauce + Crispy Onions | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
Half Baked Harvest

Whiskey and  blue cheese definitely don’t make sense in my head, but you try this recipe and you’ll become a believer just like I did.

4. Bread Pudding with Whiskey Cream Sauce

New Orleans Bread Pudding w/ Whiskey Cream Sauce
A Cozy Kitchen

Just because you want something a little sweet, that doesn’t mean you can’t booze it out!

Get the recipe here.

5. Whiskey Dry Aged Beef

Whiskey Dry Aged Beef
Eater

We all know about regular aged beef, but this New York chef takes it up another level by aging her beef in whiskey!

Get the recipe here.

6. Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly

Bourbon-glazed pork belly chunks
BBC Good Food

Succulent pork belly glazed in the spirits that make us smile!

Get the recipe here.

7. Jack Daniels Honey BBQ Wings

Jack Daniel's Honey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings | www.chocolatemoosey.com
Chocolate Moosey

Whiskey honey barbecue wings, that name just speaks for itself, right?

Get the recipe here.

8. Grilled Cheese with Bourbon Melted Onions

Bourbon onions and grilled cheese
Delish

Let those oh-so-versatile onions soak up the full-bodied flavor of whiskey.

Get the recipe here.

9. Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop with a Fried Egg

Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chops and Fried Eggs Recipe
Serious Eats

That bourbon glaze just won’t go away. but then again, who’s  complaining?

Get the recipe here.

10. Steak with Creamy Whiskey Mushroom Sauce

Whiskey mushroom steak
Steamy Kitchen

Beef with mushrooms is one of my favorite combinations. Add a little whiskey and cream, and it’s a match made in heaven.

Get the recipe here.

11. Chocolate Whiskey Mousse

Whiskey Chocolate Mousse
Honest Cooking

You’ll never put the spoon down once you try the first bite of this mousse.

Get the recipe here.

12. Maple Whiskey Turkey

Maple-Whiskey Turkey
Food Network

With Thanksgiving coming up, don’t serve that traditional turkey. Switch it up this year and you’ll be the talk of the family next year.

Get the recipe here.

13. Jack Daniels Glazed Baked Chicken

Jack Daniels Glazed Wings
The Chunky Chef

Similar in whiskey content to the earlier recipe, this is a much healthier take. By baking these, a more complex flavor develops at the slower cooking speed.

Get the recipe here.

14. Bourbon Bean and Chorizo Tacos

Bourbon Bean and Chorizo Tacos
Makers Mark

Cinco De Drinko, anyone? Wait, does this qualify? I’m not sure but you might as well try it.

Get the recipe here.

15. Oven Baked Baby Back Ribs with Whiskey Coffee BBQ Sauce

Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs with Coffee Whiskey Barbecue Sauce
Onion Rings and Things

I’m not a big fan of oven BBQ, but this recipe deserves consideration. The coffee adds a nice depth of flavor that I’m only used to tasting at Franklin BBQ in Austin.

16. Whiskey & Wheat Berry Salad

Whiskey & Wheat Berry Salad
101 Cook Books

Whiskey and salad? I’m just as confused as you are, but this is a whiskey recipe that all can enjoy!

Get the recipe here.

17. Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Crispy Bourbon Glazed Salmon I howsweeteats.com
How Sweet It Is

Salmon with a crispy bourbon glaze. Be sure not to overcook. Chewy salmon is bad salmon.

Get the recipe here.

18. Maple Bourbon Banana Pudding Cake

Maple bourbon banana pudding cake
Delish

More sweet satisfaction for your whiskey induced sweet tooth.

Get the recipe here.

19. Whiskey Bacon Cheese Sauce

Stovetop Whiskey Bacon Pasta Cheese Sauce
Whiskey Bacon

Top your spaghetti, penne, or whatever noodle your heart desires with this flavorful bacon and whiskey cheese sauce.

Get the recipe here.

20. Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Simply Recipes

Last, but not least, you can add to the Thanksgiving menu as a playful take on a classic, and nobody even has to know.

Get the recipe here.

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