Breakfast: Bourbon Glazed Bananas
Cooking a batch of bananas in a mixture of butter or camolive oil, brown sugar, and bourbon will leave you wondering why you waited so long to put it on top of… well… everything. Bourbon glazed bananas are a sweet side dish to any breakfast-time dish whether it is french toast, pancakes, waffles, or parfait. Top it off with cinnamon, blueberries, whip cream, or powdered sugar for the ultimate breakfast tablescape.
Lunch: Street Tacos with Cherry Bourbon Chipotle
Chipotle Cherry Bourbon Smash is not only a popular cocktail, but it is also a spread great on sandwiches, burgers, and street tacos. This popular concoction is easy to spice up or down depending on your tobacco comfort level and is available pre-made from top bourbon companies such as Woodford Reserve for those looking to save time.
Dinner: Bourbon Glazed Pork Ribs
Few meals can top off a long hot summer day as well as a rack of bourbon-glazed baby-back ribs. Similar to the breakfast bananas, you will want to create a glaze using a mixture of brown sugar, butter, tomato paste, bourbon, and spices that are brushed on the ribs AFTER they have been set to cook in a low-set oven for 4 hours. We have had good luck using Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark, but find the quality of the meat matters most to hungry guests.
Dessert: Bourbon Float
Bourbon Ball Ice Cream has long been a customer favorite flavor of Comfy Cow and Graeter’s ice-cream fans. However, if you don’t live in the Midwest or a local freezer, making your own Bourbon float is as easy as it gets when it comes to whipping up a tasty dessert. Artificial bourbon flavoring or a butterscotch substitute can be used for under-aged guests. Variations using nectarine for a sorbet or apple cider will give your drink a more seasonal appeal. Don’t forget the spoon – cheers!