American Q’s Bourbon + Bacon Hot Chocolate

Submitted by Hazel Morgan
Serves 1

American Q's Bourbon + Bacon Hot ChocolateEditor’s Note: This recipe has also appeared elsewhere but is being shared with permission.

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American Q's Bourbon + Bacon Hot Chocolate
Recipe type: Cocktails
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  • ¼ c.cocoa powder
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ⅓ c. water
  • 2 c. milk
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 3 oz. bacon fat
  • 4 oz. bourbon
  • 4 pcs. American Q Swine Candy
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  1. Heat all ingredients except for bourbon & bacon fat in a saucepan, do not boil.
  2. Whisk until incorporated.
  3. Once mixed well, remove from heat & whisk in bacon fat until frothy. Add bourbon.
  4. Serve in mugs with a dollop of whipped cream, crumbled swine candy, & a garnish of ½ piece of swine candy.

Amaro Amore

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Amaro AmoreAlie & Georgia say: Amaros are Italian herbal liqueurs, rich and syrupy, bitter and sweet with deep herbaceous aromas. We made this stirred drink and it turned out to be a perfect balance between the snap of the rye in the whiskey, the herbal sweet notes from the amaro. The slightly bitter and chocolaty espresso marries those flavors together, cuts the sweetness and gives it complexity. And Luxardo cherries are maraschino sophisticated older sister, so make sure you use these classy, dark red berries instead of the garish red ones you see at dive bars. This cocktail would be perfect for sitting in a leather club chair after dinner, talking about your guests’ world travels. Or the latest Real Housewives episode.

Amaro Amore
Recipe type: Cocktail
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  • 1-1/2 oz. Rye or bourbon
  • ¾ oz. Averna amaro
  • ½ oz. Espresso, chilled
  1. Add first three ingredients to a tall glass or shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Stir with a long spoon (don't shake) and strain into an up glass.
  4. Garnish with one Luxardo cherry



Maker’s Mark Grilled Chicken Marinade

Submitted by Maker’s Mark Distillery
Serves 6-8


1 oz. soy sauce ½ c. brown sugar
½ tsp garlic powder 1 tsp powdered ginger
2 tbsp dried minced onion ½ c. Maker’s Mark bourbon


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients and pour over chicken pieces in a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible before “zipping.” 
  2. Let stand (turning often) for several hours (best overnight.) Grill away!

Steak Marinade

Submitted by Wally


Up to 3 lbs favorite cuts of beef ¼ c. bourbon, whiskey, or rye
¼ c. Teriyaki sauce 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ tsp Kosher salt 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp granulated garlic (or 2 fresh cloves, finely minced)
1 tsp lemon pepper


  1. Place meat in a zip lock bag & pour all other ingredients on top. Seal the bag & remove as much air as you can.
  2. Shake until thoroughly mixed & place bag on a plate or in a bowl (in case the bag leaks) for a minimum of 4 hours, turning the bag approximately every hour.
  3. Remove steaks & cook on a grill to desired doneness.

Asian Pork Tenderloin with Light Mustard Sauce

Submitted by Happy13
Serves 4-6

Tenderloin Ingredients

3 lb pork tenderloin 1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
¼ c. soy sauce ½ c. bourbon (Dark or light rum works as well)
2 tbsp firmly packed brown sugar

Light Mustard Sauce Ingredients

1/3 c. low-fat sour cream 1/3 c. light mayonnaise
1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp finely chopped green onions


  1. Mix together the garlic, ginger, & pepper. Rub the mixture thoroughly into the tenderloin.
  2. Place in a long baking dish. Combine soy sauce, bourbon, & brown sugar & stir until sugar dissolves. Pour over the pork & marinate several hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake for 1 hour, basting with marinade. Let rest at least 10 minutes & then slice thinly.
  4. Serve on small sourdough rolls with Light Mustard Sauce.
  5. To make the sauce, combine all the sauce ingredients & chill well.