Cherr-ity Bourbon Punch

A delicious cherry orange bourbon punch Looking for a punch you can serve again and again? This punch is a crowd pleaser! I made this for happy hour at my parents’ lake house with my girlfriends and everyone loved it. This is super simple to make. No tricks here: just pour everything in a large pitcher or…

Mint Julep

A southern classic perfect for Derby Day What is more quintessentially southern than a mint julep? I am a bourbon lover through and through and just adore a refreshing mint julep on a warm day. I make mine with a mint simple syrup. Don’t balk if you’ve never made simple syrup before. It can be…

Chicken and Waffles with Pimento Cheese and Bourbon Maple Syrup

The ultimate comfort food I make Belgian waffles all the time. I make chicken tenders all the time. But I had never served them together prior to recipe testing for my Kentucky Derby Party. Southern food isn’t really my thing – Californian, Greek, Mediterranean, and Caribbean food is my thing – but I absolutely love…

Mint Julep Brownies

Love a good mint julep? Then you’ll love this dessert! I turned my love of mint juleps into a brownie dessert for my Kentucky Derby Party. Dark chocolate mint bourbon brownies are topped with bourbon whipped cream and drizzled* with dark chocolate mint hot fudge sauce. *I use the term drizzled lightly here, as we…

Bourbon Whipped Cream

Great on brownies, ice cream sundaes, pie, and more! Whipped cream is kind of my thing. I’m German like that. When I was a teenager, we were out of granulated sugar so I used powdered sugar to sweeten whipped cream. I whipped too much and stuck the leftovers in the fridge. Much to me and…

Bourbon Honey Butter

Man I love bourbon. I guess I’m old fashioned like that. (Get it? Alright, that was corny but I happen to love corny.) This has only a hint of bourbon so as to infuse the butter with its flavor without knocking you in the face with alcohol. It comes together in mere seconds and really elevates…

Chambord Manhattan

 I’ve been trying out Chambord recipes lately using my beautiful bottle of black raspberry liqueur. Chambord Liqueur is an infusion of premium raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black currant, Madagascar vanilla, and cognac. YUM! It’s made in a chateau in France and makes a damn fine cocktail. The Chambord Manhattan is strong and sassy and you’ll…

Cocktails with Kyle

Kyle Hilla is a critically acclaimed liquid architect here in Dallas. If you follow the drink scene, I’m sure you’ve heard of him. Considered one of the best bartenders in Dallas, he now manages the bar at Smoke Dallas, Smoke Plano, Bar Belmont, and The Theodore. He also happens to the husband of one of…

Bourbon Whipped Cream

I’m a big fan of bourbon. I’m Southern like that. A couple of weeks ago I was inspired to toss some into my whipped cream and was blown away. I could have eaten this whole bowl! The powdered sugar in whipped acts as a stabilizer, so you can keep this in the fridge for two days…