Fall Into Whiskey

October 20, 2017

When it comes to fall, whiskey and bourbon are just about the most perfect drink you can find. Everyone has their preference to sip regularly, but there are so many more opportunities to incorporate whiskey and bourbon into your fall experience.

Drunken Weanies

Nothing quite screams “fall” like tailgate food. That said, one of the easiest fan favorites is cocktail weanies. You can up your game by making them “drunken” weanies, and you’re sure to have a crowd pleaser.


3 lbs cocktail weanies
1 cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup whiskey


Combine everything into a Crock Pot (at least 6 qt. size) and cook on high for 3 hours. Turn to low or warm setting for serving.


Apple Cider Hot Toddy

There is really nothing better in the fall than a hot cup of cider. Whether it’s relaxing by the fire pit or going on a hayride, pack a thermos of this boozy drink for an extra layer of warmth.


6 oz hot apple cider
1 tsp honey
½ oz lemon juice
1 oz bourbon or whiskey


Prepare cider according to directions. Stir in other ingredients. Serve hot.


Whiskey Chocolate Truffles

Who says the kids are the only ones who should get a sugar rush? Halloween candy is fun and all, but an adult chocolate-y treat is something you won’t be able to resist. And bonus: you don’t have to brave the cold to beg for it door-to-door.


1 lb dark chocolate
1 tsp sea salt
2 Tbs butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup whiskey
optional: cocoa powder, nuts, or sprinkles for rolling


Add chocolate, heavy cream, and butter to a medium saucepan. Stir frequently until smooth. Stir in whiskey and sea salt and whiskey until smooth. Refrigerate the mixture for 2-3 hours or until completely chilled. Use a small cookie scoop or melon baller to form the dough into balls. Roll each ball in the topping of your choice and transfer to a serving plate or storage container. (Refrigerate for up to 1 week.)