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Thankful For Bourbon

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Thanksgiving is near and if there’s one thing that all all of us are thankful for, it’s bourbon! Whether you are hosting dinner or you are a guest, few things will make you more popular than these bourbon-based recipes!

Host With The Most (Bourbon)

If it’s your turn to host Thanksgiving this year, take heart. I’ve got the whole bourbon-themed menu planned out for you here.

Thanksgiving Menu


Crimson Bulleit Punch

Your Money, My Looks


Bourbon Old Fashioned Glazed Pecans

Whiskey Wieners

Bourbon Pecan Brie Puffed Pastries

Side Dishes

Bourbon Maple Cardamom Cranberry Compote

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Bacon, Bourbon, Pumpernickel and Rye Stuffing

Maple-Glazed Green Beans Recipe
(I disagree with the bourbon being optional.)

Sweet Potato Bourbon Noodle Kugel
(You know it’s Thanksgivukkah, right?)

The Main Dish

Maple Cider Bourbon Brined Turkey with Bourbon Gravy


Bourbon-Glazed Turkey with Pearl Onion Giblet Gravy

The Pie Course

Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rose Apple Pie with Bourbon Glaze
(This one is so pretty!)

Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon Maple Whip Cream

Cider Bourbon Apple Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crumble

Other Desserts

(Bourbon) Blondies
(see the note about additions)

Bourbon-Spiked Caramel Apples with Smoked Sea Salt

Kentucky Bourbon Balls

Pumpkin Bourbon Shakes


Are you the Guest?

Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Bread Photo

One of our family favorites is Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam. We like to eat it with a crusty loaf of no-knead bread. The bread is very easy to make, but you need to make the dough a day prior to baking. So, you’ll need to plan ahead a little. If you make the jam in advance, heat it up a bit when serving. I assure you, if you you are a guest at someone’s home and you bring these two items, you are guaranteed to be invited back. That is, barring any awkward political arguments with your crazy uncle.

We all know Thanksgiving is a show-off’s game (and you’re about to win it). I hope you find some recipes here that will sufficiently impress your friends and family. Do you have any favorite bourbon recipes to share?

Happy Thanksgiving!




About the Author

Christelle Lachapelle

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Christelle Lachapelle discovered her love of bourbon in the last couple of years. She usually likes her bourbon on the rocks or in an Old Fashioned. Although her tasting experience is limited she loves to experiment with new cocktail recipes and will be sharing those here on Bourbon & Banter. She also occasionally writes for her own blog, Dirty Martini Talk. She lives in rural Connecticut and is happy to join the team here at Bourbon & Banter to help spread the bourbon gospel from the east coast.

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