Beverages and Cocktails


Makes 1 serving This drink is a cousin of the Negroni, replacing gin with bourbon. You can also add your own fun twist to this cocktail by replacing the Campari with other bitters like Gran Classico, Cynar, Cardamaro, Aperol, Ramazzotti, Averna, Nonino, Suze, or Bruto Americano. Ingredients 1 oz bourbon […]


Cranberry-Apple Brandy Syrup

Makes 3 (8 oz) jars Ingredients 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon raisins 1 tablespoon cranberries 3 pieces dried apple 3 dried plums (prunes) 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup bourbon, rum, or brandy Directions Heat brown sugar and water in a small […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments, Side Dishes

Cranberry-Bourbon Relish

Makes about 4 cups This cranberry relish can be prepared in advance. Store wrapped in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or in the freezer for 3 months. It is great with turkey, of course, but it’s also a sweet and tangy accompaniment to roasted pork. Ingredients 1 lb fresh or […]

Beverages and Cocktails, Free Recipes

Founders’ 1946 Punch

Makes 1 cocktail Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with the rosemary sprig. Honey-Herb and Tea Base Makes about 1 1/2 cups In a saucepan, combine the water, honey, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to a simmer and cook for […]

Beverages and Cocktails, Free Recipes

Fruit Cake Highball

Makes 1 cocktail This cider cocktail is inspired by the famous (or infamous) holiday fruit cake, and it is a fun seasonal drink for fruit cake lovers and skeptics alike. Drawing on the essence of the cake–fruit, spice, and dark spirits–this drink is easily customizable using your favorite flavors, like […]

Beverages and Cocktails


Makes 1 serving Some might say there is no better start to a classic steakhouse dinner than an ice cold Manhattan. Different bourbons or whiskeys will bring their own qualities to the finished drink, so experiment to see what you like best to create your signature cocktail. Ingredients 2 oz […]

Beverages and Cocktails

Old Fashioned

Makes 1 serving To muddle, place the ingredients in the bottom of a mixing glass and, with the muddling stick, smash together the ingredients. Ingredients 1 orange slice 1 brandied cherry Splash simple syrup Dash of angostura bitters 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey Directions Combine the orange slice, cherry, […]

Cookies, Desserts

Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie Bars

Makes one 9-in by 13-in pan Sweet potato custard and bourbon-flavored pecan topping make this the perfect fall treat. Ingredients Shortbread Crust 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 6 oz (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Sweet Potato Filling […]

Beverages and Cocktails, Pantry

Tart Cherries in Bourbon

Makes about 5 cups These easy to prepare cherries are a staple of a well-stocked home bar, but they also make amazing gifts. Use the cherries in your cocktails, but don’t forget the flavorful brandy for drinks, soaking cakes, or rehydrating raisins and other dried fruits for holiday baking. Ingredients […]