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Maker’s Mark Scores Big With Super Bowl Party Recipes

Originally Posted: January 25, 2012


Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings. (Courtesy Photo: Evins Communications)

Southampton - Super Bowl parties are as much about great snacks as they are watching the game. So, with game day fast approaching, Maker's Mark has shared some easy ways to can kick-up fun finger foods with bourbon, as well as how to mix the perfect cocktail to serve with them.

Below are recipes for Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken wings and Maker's Mark Onion Dip created by celebrity chef and Maker's Mark Online Cookbook Editor Lee Anne Wong. Additionally, here's a great recipe for a Whiskey Smash created by famous mixologist Dale Degroff.

Made from corn, barley and soft red winter wheat at the world's oldest operating bourbon distillery, Maker's Mark is a premium, handcrafted Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. With notes of toasted oak, caramel and vanilla it is the only bourbon that is as versatile in the kitchen as it is behind the bar.

Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings

These tangy sweet wings get the benefit of being braised then baked, no frying involved! Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: one hour. Serves 4.

 • 2 lbs. chicken wings, trimmed
 • 1 cup Maker's Mark Bourbon
 • 1 can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed (12 ounces)
 • ½ cup soy sauce
 • ¼ cup cider vinegar
 • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
 • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
 • 1 teaspoon salt
 • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
 • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium pot. Bring to boil on high heat and then reduce to a simmer for 30 to 40 minutes until the wings are tender and the glaze has reduced, coating the wings.

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Remove the wings from the pot and transfer to a parchment lined sheet tray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the wings begin to color and the glaze becomes shiny. Garnish with minced scallions and apple. Serve immediately.

Bourbon Onion Dip. (Courtesy Photo: Evins Communications)

Bourbon Onion Dip

Greek yogurt and ricotta cheese lighten up this usually mayonnaise heavy party favorite. Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 1 hour. Serves 6-10.

 • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 • 2 large sweet onions/Vidalias, peeled, halved, sliced thinly with the grain
 • 1 teaspoon salt
 • ½ cup Maker's Mark Bourbon, plus 1 tablespoon
 • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
 • ½ cup fresh ricotta cheese
 • ½ cup sour cream
 • Few drops lemon juice
 • Pinch sugar
 • Salt and pepper to taste
 • Crudité vegetables and chips for dipping

In a wide heavy-bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the sliced onions and the teaspoon of salt. Sauté the onions, stirring often until they begin to soften, five to six minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to stir and cook the onions until they begin to color, about another 15 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of bourbon to the pan and stir in. Reduce the heat to low and cook the onions for another 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions have colored and caramelized. Remove the onions from the pan and spread on a plate or baking sheet to cool in the fridge.

Kentucky Whiskey Smash. (Courtesy Photo: Evins Communications)

Using a food processor or blender, combine the ricotta and yogurt and process until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Fold in the sour cream. Once the onions have cooled, rough chop them briefly. Fold into the mixture and season to taste with lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Serve the dip cold with crudité and chips.

Kentucky Whiskey Smash

 • 2 parts Maker's Mark Bourbon
 • 4 mint leaves
 • ¾ lemon
 • 1 part simple syrup
 • Lemon wheel, for garnish
 • Sprig of Mint, for garnish

Muddle all ingredients except Maker's Mark Bourbon in a bar glass. Add Maker's Mark Bourbon and shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lemon wheel.


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