Beautiful Bourbon Cupcakes
You probably thought there wasn't a way to improve on the usual cupcake formula, but here's where you'll definitely reconsider that opinion. The only change necessary here is mixing bourbon into the cupcake batter before you bake them. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can also mix some vanilla-flavored vodka into the icing to double down on the booziness.
Rum And Coffee Risotto
For this twist on risotto, you just have to add coffee and orange juice into the boiling water before you start to cook the rice. Once the grains get all nice and plump, mix in the rum, as well as the rest of the seasoning. You're guaranteed to be up all night from both the caffeine and the excitement.
Spicy Fireball Apple Pie
Everyone loves Grandma's apple pie, but here's one trick she's never tried. For an extra kick, soak all those apple slices in Fireball whiskey before you make the pie. They'll have all that good cinnamon flavor, as well as that whiskey kick.
Delectable Amaretto Cheesecake
This cheesecake is as simple as it sounds. Well, as simple as making a cheesecake can be, so it really depends on how good you are at that. While you're making the tasty, creamy main part of the cheesecake, you just add amaretto to the mixture. Finish making your concoction, and you're all set.
Savory Steak With A Wine Reduction
Although the main feature of this dish is steak, the more important aspect for today's purposes is the wine. To make a good reduction, all you need to do is brown some shallots in oil and seasoning, and then add the wine until the whole mixture gets thicker. Pour it on top of your favorite steak and you've got yourself a meal that's sure to impress.
Sake-Flavored Ice Cream
Did you know you can make ice cream with sake? Did you know you can make ice cream? If you answered "no" to the second question, you may need to go learn some basics first, but if you said "yes," then the only other thing you need to know is that you can add great drinks like sake to your homemade desserts to get unique flavors...and experiences.
Hearty Beef And Beer Stew
Before you make your usual stew recipe, try marinating the beef in a beer of your choice. It'll make the beef more tender, and more flavorful as well. With a spoonful of stew in one hand and a beer in the other, you'll practically be doing double-duty on the brews.
Smoky Bourbon BBQ Sauce
At any given grocery store, dozens of different BBQ sauces line the aisles, and even the most discerning eye can have trouble picking just one. Instead, grab some tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, some other seasonings, and, of course, bourbon. Throw 'em all together when you get home, and you'll have a sauce that can beat any store-bought mixture any day of the week.
To add a little flavor to your summery shrimp recipe, just pour a little lime juice and tequila onto your prawns before you grill or cook them. The resulting taste is one you and your family and friends will be sure to enjoy.
Wine 'n' Lime Ice Pops
When the summer heat gets to be too much, turn to these frozen wine pops. They'll take your mind off of the heat for two reasons: One, they're cool and tasty, and two, well, they're wine. Just don't drive home if you have more than one.
Tequila Caramel Popcorn
To make this special variety of popcorn, what you need in addition to the corn itself is a freshly made syrup. You can use whichever recipe you like most, as long as that recipe contains tequila. Once you've finished mixing everything together, pour it over the popcorn and let the whole thing sit until dry.
Real Beer Floats And Shakes
It stands to reason that if you can use root beer for something, you should be able to substitute regular beer, right? That logic holds true for floats and shakes. When you make some of the classic treats for the kids during the summer, mix it up for yourself and give yourself that reward you've earned.
Bite-Sized Bourbon Balls
It's chocolate with bourbon inside. The genius who came up with these was one of those people who see two things they like and then tries them together. It's not always the case that the food fusion works, but in this case the proof is in the pudding, er, the chocolate.
Succulent Rum Cake
The best thing about rum cake (when it's done right, that is) is that it's so moist and juicy. Sure, there's some rum in there, too, but super dry cakes have ruined far too many desserts. That travesty stops here.
Deep Fried Tequila
Yes. This is a thing. OK, fine, it's not just tequila in there. What you've actually got when you're handling these babies are little cubes of angel food cake soaked in tequila, which have then been deep fried. Not nearly as impressive, but just as awesome.
Choice peppers makes for the best chilis, but the quality of this dish shouldn't be measured on the Scoville scale alone. Adding a judicious amount of brew to the mix can provide chili with an entirely different kick.
Macarons are delightful little French treats, but you can add some Caribbean flair to yours by adding some mojito. All this really entails is mixing in a little lime, a little mint, and a little rum into the icing that goes in between the outer pastries.