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Monday, November 1, 2010

A Brunch of Bourbon

Can’t decide what to serve for brunch? Kentucky’s Knob Creek is here to help. We at Next have adapted several suitable recipes featuring the excellent, small batch bourbon to create a cheeky menu that is as filling as it is fabulously smooth—but please, brunch responsibly.

Begin with a morning constitutional; something fizzy that is not an Alka-Seltzer.

Knob Creek Mimosa
1.5 part Knob Creek Bourbon
Chilled sparkling apple cider
Apple for garnish
In a fluted glass, add Knob Creek and then a floater of apple cider. Garnish with a thinly sliced bit of apple and perch it on the rim. Feel free to actually eat the rest of the apple. You know what they say about an apple a day.

For a second course, try the hearty version of Knob Creek’s Bloody Mary—it’s got bacon and cheese in it!

Mary 9

1.5 part Knob Creek Bourbon
4 parts Bloody Mary mix (try to make your own)
Celery salt
2 slices of thick sliced crisp bacon
Bacon salt (yes, this really is a thing) mixed with kosher salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese for rimming the glass
Fresh basil for garnish
Dip a tall glass rim slightly in to Bloody Mary mix and then into the bacon salt mixture and rim the glass.
Make a Bloody as you do, but sub Knob Creek for vodka.
Garnish with fresh, fragrant basil sprigs, crisscross the bacon and insert it into the glass, much as you would a straw.

Naturally, you’ll want a tasty dessert.

Bernie’s Bourbon Cream
3 parts vanilla ice cream
1.5 parts Knob Creek Bourbon
Simply spoon ice cream into a nifty snifter, and pour the Knob Creek on top.

Bon appetite and a votre santé!

First published in Next magazine.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like mouth watering fun! And is that bacon in my bourbon? Love it!
    You and David should meet us at Char 4 for brunch sometimes they make a pretty decent Bourbon Bloody Mary...

    Happy Bourbon-day!