Happy Hour: Whisky-Margarita Pie for Hot Days

A frozen treat on a scorching day is the ultimate refresher. Frozen margaritas are a standard go-to, but have you thought of a whisky-infused margarita pie?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pretzels, finely crushed
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅓ cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tbsp Jim Beam Apple
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 3 drops of green food coloring (optional)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • 1-2 limes sliced then halved (optional)

The Process

Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. In a medium bowl, mix the cracker crumbs and butter to make fine mixture. Press the crust  onto a 9-inch pie plate after greasing it with cooking spray. Bake until the edges of the crust begins to turn light brown. This will take about five minutes. Remove it from the oven and transfer it onto a cooling rack. If you see that the crust has pulled away from sides, use the back of a spoon to press it back. Let it cool completely. Take a large bowl and whisk the condensed milk, limeade concentrate, Jim Beam Apple, food coloring, tequila and salt together. Let it stand for five minutes.

Beat the cream in a metal or glass bowl until soft peaks start forming. Fold into the condensed milk mixture. Spoon the filling into the cooled crust, smoothing out the pie top. Cover the pie with a plastic wrap and freeze until it becomes firm, for about 4 hours. Let it stand for 10 minutes before serving. If you wish, you can garnish with some more whipped cream and lime slices.

Gather the ingredients, pop the dessert in your freezer and add a wonderful finishing touch to a summertime repast.


Whiskey-Glazed Goodness: Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

If bourbon reminds you of the Wild West and dusty bars, then there’s a reason for it. Bourbon is very American in its essence.  In fact, this quintessential amber-hued whiskey is recognised by the Congress as ‘America’s Native Spirit’.  This versatile, full-bodied whiskey with its warm and woody richness and hints of rich caramel, vanilla has a smoky, sweet nose.  The smoothness and complexities of bourbon makes it a perfect and preferred choice not only for cocktail mixes but for delectable appetisers too. Bourbon! And sweet potatoes! What more can we say? No better appetiser than sweet potatoes to match the flavour profile of the robust bourbon whiskey! This holiday season raise a toast with the warm goodness of whisky. Add a splash of bourbon whiskey to your sweet potatoes and turn a plain Jane into a diva in minutes. Or, enjoy bourbon-flavoured sweet potatoes as a delectable side with your roasted turkey. This is sure to be a great finger food all in all for any occasion. Here is how:

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The Whiskey Smash – Difference Without a Distinction?

There are few summer whiskey cocktails that match up to the refreshing Whiskey Smash. This delicious concoction has all the right elements, and in the right quantities which made it an instant hit more than a century ago when it was first invented. The Whiskey Smash is said to have been first developed and published in a ‘Bartenders Guide’ long ago in 1887, by a man known as Jerry Thomas. Very little about the cocktail is known from thereon, of course except for the fact that it is hard to stop at one when you’re having a Whiskey Smash. In fact, the recipe is so perfectly tuned to appeal to drinkers universally that it has proved to be comfortably adaptable even when the base spirit is switched out for something else. Yet none match up to the absolute delight that it conjures when prepared with whiskey. The sourness of lemons meet the sweetness of sugar, and the warmth of whiskey mingles with fresh zing of mint leaves for a symphony orchestra of flavours that beat the heat in style. The ingredients are simple, and so is the preparation for this sublime whiskey based cocktail, and we suggest you stock up on the ingredients because you are certainly going to be making a lot of these.

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Bourbon Ball Cocktail

World Chocolate Day, celebrated on July 7th, also commonly referred to as International Chocolate Day is a day of celebration for all chocolate lovers worldwide. It is a day to celebrate all things chocolate, to consume it in any manner you love, and to spread awareness about the many health and aphrodisiacal benefits of chocolate.Exceptionally tricky for a whiskey lover that fancies a drink no matter what day it is, World Chocolate Day presents us with an opportunity to conflate the love for both with chocolate infused whiskey cocktails!To help you celebrate World Chocolate Day with one of the most tantalizing whiskey cocktails, the Bourbon Ball, as delicious as it is easy to make. Let us get started.

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