Whiskey can be described in so many different ways depending on what kind you find. Some of these descriptions include youthful or aged dry or sweet, nutty, oaky, smoky, sweet and so many other fantastic distinctions. Evidence of the first whiskey production dates all the way back to the late 1400s. There are five basic classifications of whiskey which include, Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Canadian Whiskey, American Whiskey, and Bourbon. There are so many great brands out there that offer everyone a sip of adventure.
Whether you are a seasoned drinker or a whiskey coinsurer this delightful drink can be more than just a beverage. It can be used to cook with and bake with adding unique delightful flavors to your foods. Although cooking with whiskey may not give you that warm fuzzy feeling drinking it can it, it can actually improve the flavor of your food. We have explored and compiled 15 best whiskey infused recipes. So grab a glass of your favorite whiskey and let’s dive in together.
Spice up your Grandma’s homemade jam with some whiskey. This delicious peach jam is both sweet and savory. The notes from this Scotch adds a little kick to the sweet and savory jam.
Serve this jam over ice cream, in a grilled cheese or even on little crostini’s like in this recipe. Perfect for appetizers and desserts.
http://www.kellyneil.com/kellyneilcom/2015/5/23/maple-peach-whisky-jam PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KELLY NEIL
The perfect date night dinner has arrived. Impress your significant other and watch them beg you to make this over and over again.
These sirloin steaks are easy to make whether you choose to cook them on the stove top or on the barbeque. The whiskey peppercorn sauce gives your steaks a unique and spicy flavor.
http://www.wildeorchard.co.uk/grilled-sirloin-peppercorn-whisky-sauce/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WILDE ORCHARD
Add a sophisticated twist to a delicious dessert like these whiskey infused truffles. The trick to this recipe when making the salted caramel is to cook it until it almost burns, this gives it a rich deep flavor.
Covered in unsweetened cocoa powder these truffles are surrounded by a light powder with a smooth truffle texture in the middle.
http://www.bakersroyale.com/salted-caramel-and-whiskey-truffle/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BAKERS ROYALE
Instead of buying prepackaged candies try making your own. These caramels make a really cute treat you can wrap up and gift or save them all for yourself, no judgments here!
The whiskey flavoring helps balance out the caramel traditional rich and sweet flavor by giving it depth. These candies will melt in your mouth and to top it off add a little crunch by adding a sprinkle of course salt on top.
http://cheeseandchoco.blogspot.ca/2012/03/irish-whiskey-salted-caramels.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE: CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE
This unique dessert contains a lot of flavor and will quench your next chocolate craving. If you’re looking at the title unsure of what pavé means, this elegant dessert gets its name from its shape, a French term translating to “paving stone”.
This recipe provides a creamy chocolate dessert that is bound to melt in your mouth. The bourbon compliments nicely to give the chocolate dessert a rich flavor. Top this dessert off with homemade sponge toffee to add a little crunch to your dish.
http://www.canadianliving.com/food/baking-and-desserts/recipe/chocolate-whisky-pave-with-sponge-toffee PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CANADIAN LIVING
Bacon and cupcakes? This has us wondering if this is real life, the ultimate pairing. The brown sugar andwhiskeyy cupcakes pair nicely with the buttercream frosting. And the icing on the cake, pun intended, is the candied bacon sliver that perfectly garnishes this dessert.
If you’re a true bacon lover and have a serious sweet tooth you definitely will want to make this recipe.
https://foodequalshappyme.com/2015/05/24/maple-bacon-cupcakes-with-a-touch-of-whisky/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FOOD EQUALS HAPPY ME
These luscious and fluffy marshmallows are bound to melt in your mouth. Use for spicy boozy smores at your next campfire or even eat on their own for a unique treat.
The cinnamon flavor adds extra character to your ordinary sugary marshmallow. Not to mention they turn out in an adorable pink color.
https://homemadehooplah.com/fireball-whisky-marshmallows/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOMEMADE HOOPLAH
Why not use those delicious fireball marshmallows to make a yummy traditional treat like rice kripsy squares. Swap your vanilla flavor for a spicy cinnamon and you’ll quickly see how well these sweet and spicy flavors will complement each other.
This recipe is basically like a cinnamon heart candy meets your favorite childhood snack, the rice krispy. These cute pink treats will have everyone talking about them.
http://treasuresandtravelsblog.com/blog/2016/1/27/fireball-rice-krispies PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TREASURE AND TRAVELS
If you love whiskey this is the recipe for you. Not only is the cake infused with whiskey but so is the dulce de leche and it’s ganache. Whiskey often has a variety of notes including vanilla chocolate which make is such a great ingredient to pair with a dessert like this.
This stunning cake has a lot of masculine qualities that is going to please all the wonderful men in your life and could even make a great groomsmen cake idea.
https://pintsizedbaker.com/triple-whiskey-cake/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PINT SIZED BAKER
If you’re hosting a party soon you are definitely going to want to make these. They will put your regular vodka jello shots to shame. This adorable recipe makes jello shots more exciting with their fun cupcake shape.
Top the jello shots off with some sweet icing, not to mention is the perfect chaser. Whether you choose to continue with the theme and make the frosting cinnamon flavored or add extra sweetness with a vanilla flavor, everyone will love them either way. These jello shots are garnished with sprinkles and a red hot candy. Your guests are going to be snatching these up very quickly.
http://www.ericasweettooth.com/2013/12/fireball-jello-shot-cupcakes.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ERICAS SWEET TOOTH
Everytime barbeque season approaches we sit here daydreaming about all the different kind of burgers we can grill up. Finding a new recipe on how to spice up your average burger is always so exciting.
These burgers are a double whammy when it comes to a boozy dinner. Your whiskey-infused burgers just got better with Guinness caramelized onions.
https://www.thechunkychef.com/whiskey-glazed-blue-cheese-burgers/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CHUNKY CHEF
If you’re a poutine lover then this is the perfect recipe for you. A sweet twist to traditional poutine these french toast fries will have you drooling just from their aroma.
The french toast fries are topped off with a whiskey caramel drizzle and white chocolate chips making it the perfect weekend breakfast! Ditch the forks and knives and eat this fun recipe as a finger food, yum!
http://www.ciaowinnipeg.com/french-toast-fries-with-maple-whiskey-caramel-sauce/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CIAO WINNIPEG
These chicken fried ribs aren’t chicken at all! The term refers to the method of frying. It has a traditional look and batter similar to fried chicken, hence where it gets its name.
These savory ribs are glazed in a Crown Royal sauce that is perfect for watching the game or even if you host the next Super Bowl party! make sure to save this recipe for later, everyone will love it.
http://www.mantitlement.com/recipes/chicken-fried-ribs-whiskey-glaze/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MANTITLEMENT
Are you ready for the next game changer condiment? Once you try this you are going to want to make this a staple in your fridge. This smokey ketchup has a hint of barbeque flavors and a boozy hint for good measure.
Use this whiskey infused ketchup for your next burger topping or even to dip your french fries into. Everyone will be begging to come over for a barbeque.
https://minimalistbaker.com/whiskey-bbq-ketchup/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MINIMALIST BAKER
If you’re looking to make your weekend breakfast’s a little more fun then this recipe is perfect for you. These delicious pancakes are also Vegan-friendly.
Adding whiskey to your pancakes adds a deep flavor and topped off with pure maple syrup you have a perfect pairing. These pancakes are a little crispy on the outside and super fluffy on the inside. You can even double the batch and save a few of these delicious pancakes to eat during the week.
https://namelymarly.com/crispy-vegan-whiskey-pancakes-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NAMELY MARLY