3 Dishes You Can Cook With Jack Daniels

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If you ask a person to name an alcoholic drink, more often than not, they say the name Jack Daniels. That wouldn’t be a surprise because it's the top selling American whiskey in the world; even reaching developing countries like Indonesia, or the Philippines. Jack Daniels has been a mainstay in the whiskey business ever since its founding in 1875 and it’ll only continue to grow to dominate the whiskey industry. Nowadays, because of human ingenuity, Jack Daniels whisky can be used in a lot of ways other than drinking; one of which is to use it in cooking, it sounds weird but if you’ve ever tried eating food infused with Jack Daniels whiskey, you’ll surely know its good.

If you want to try using Jack Daniels in your cooking, here’s a list of ideas you can try:

#1. Jack & Coke Ribs

Are you a big meat lover? Are you an even bigger whiskey fan? If yes, you’ll love this combination! You can do the typical way of cooking and grilling ribs but the secret will be in your BBQ sauce. While the ribs are baking in the oven, prepare your typical ingredients for BBQ sauce but now also add Jack and coke to the list of ingredients, while mixing all the ingredients together, add a generous amount of whiskey and coke into the sauce. The combination of whiskey and coke will make the sauce oaky and sweeter at the same time, also it’ll add a certain kick to the sauce. After the baking is over, lather the BBQ sauce all over the ribs (remember, be generous!), then grill it. You can also set aside some BBQ sauce to serve as a dip while eating the ribs!

#2. Jack Daniel’s Meatballs

The secret in this recipe is also in the sauce (like in #1!), cook the meatballs the normal way, remember, you can use either ground chicken or ground beef. After cooking the meatballs, it's time to make the Jack Daniels sauce; prepare these ingredients:

1/4 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey (or more)
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup scallion
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1T. Cornstarch

Mix them all together in a pot over fire, while the sauce is cooking, add the meatballs. Stir them to coat and after a few minutes, you can put it in a plate and start eating.

#3. Jack Daniels Mac and Cheese

An essential side dish for most places, your mac and cheese can do better by giving it a kick of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Throw away the mac and cheese box in your pantry and go make your own! It’ll be so worth it. Start by cooking your pasta, and while that’s cooking, you start to coat a couple of strips of bacon with a mixture of JD whiskey, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper. When coated, slice it up into small pieces then fry; while the bacon and pasta are cooking, melt butter in a pot and add flour, a cup of whiskey, different kinds of cheese (up to you), and a cup of milk, mix until combined. When the pasta and bacon are cooked, mix all three (pasta, bacon, and the sauce) together and there you have it! Mac and cheese with a bite!

Human creativity will always think of ways to create something extraordinary, all people need is time and inspiration. You’ll never know, maybe someday there’ll be a restaurant dedicated to the service and use of whiskey; the only limit is a person’s imagination.

*This is a guest post by Justin Estor and is for informational purposes only*