Old Fashioned Cocktail

Notably Don Draper’s signature drink in Mad Men, but the Old Fashioned has been a very popular cocktails since the 1800’s. In 1806 a cocktail was defined as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters” and that pretty much sums up an Old Fashioned. It was frequently known simplyContinue reading “Old Fashioned Cocktail”

Whiskey Flambé Candied Blood Oranges

I have a thing for fire, as my family and friends already know. The grill is my friend (and it’s always grilling season, even in snow), if a dish can be flambéd, I will do it. Creme Brulee was a dish I learned early in life and my brandy fired sweet potatoes even made itContinue reading “Whiskey Flambé Candied Blood Oranges”

Whiskey Apple Tarts – with a bonus of Whiskey Apple Snow

Whiskey Apple Tarts were one of the first things I thought of when I thought of adding Whiskey to food. Irish, Speyside or an American Tennessee Whiskey goes so well with apples. I tried 3 different styles of whiskey in the apple tarts: Grace O’Malley, Glenmorangie Signet and Slane. I also experimented with Brandy asContinue reading “Whiskey Apple Tarts – with a bonus of Whiskey Apple Snow”

Whiskey Caesar Salad

Well, the whiskey recipe challenge has begun. In all my years as an amateur chef and whiskey aficionado, I had never thought to marry the two together. Sure I have glanced at the Bourbon BBQ sauces on the selves and I had a generous hand adding wine, sherry, port and brandy to various dishes  (OKContinue reading “Whiskey Caesar Salad”

Salted Caramel Whiskey Muffins

Ingredients Muffins 80g Unsalted butter 100g Milk chocolate 160g Caster sugar 60ml Whiskey (I used Bushmills) 3 Eggs Drop of vanilla essence Pinch of salt 80g Plain flour 40g Cocoa powder Icing 80g Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate (I used this one from Aldi!) 15g Unsalted butter 40ml Whiskey Vanilla essence Icing Sugar Method Brownies PreheatContinue reading “Salted Caramel Whiskey Muffins”