A Fall Meal Featuring Bourbon

September 19, 2014

Fall is almost here...get out your team jersey and fire up the grill! Fall is all about sports, chilly weather, gatherings, and Bourbon! Warm and cozy recipes featuring Bourbon make time spent with friends fun and delicious! Take it up a notch with Elijah Craig 23-Year "Exceptional" Bourbon. Aged 23 years (no, that was not a typo), it's smooth and you'll find delicate notes of cinnamon and vanilla. 

Nothing says warm and cozy like Bourbon. Grab a bottle and a few friends and try some new recipes! From drinks to desserts, we're sharing an entire meal featuring this delicious beverage.

Blackberry-Bourbon Iced Tea

  • 3 cups fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsps of chopped fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 quarts cold water
  • 6 good quality black tea bags
  • Ice, as needed
  • Good quality Bourbon, to taste
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Directions: Combine the blackberries, sugar, and coarsely chopped mint in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher or wooden spoon and let sit while making the tea. While the blackberries are macerating, bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan, remove from the heat, add the tea bags and let steep for about 3 minutes. Remove the bags and pour the tea over the blackberry mixture. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour for the flavors to meld. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, pressing on the solids, cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours. Serve the blackberry tea over ice in tall glasses and float a shot of bourbon on top and garnish with lots of fresh mint sprigs...(like a Mint Julep).

Main course

Try this amazing Bourbon Beef Tenderloin. With bourbon, brown sugar, soy sauce, and cilantro in the marinade, you can't go wrong here.

Light and fresh side dish

Go with something light and crunchy. For example, a cucumber salad with citrus dressing will be a good balance to the rich full flavor of the beef.

Dessert

And lastly, we've got a Bourbon and Chocolate Pecan Pie! YUM! Just the perfect end to a Bourbon-filled meal. Don't worry, the alcohol content in the pie is not enough to make you dizzy, about half of the alcohol will "cook off" in the baking process.

Have we gotten your taste buds all fired up? We'd love to hear from you! Visit us at the store or tell us on Facebook how you liked the recipes!

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