BBQ & Bourbon

Peanut Butter & Jelly. Milk & Cookies. BBQ & Bourbon. Somethings were just make for each other.

Nothing says summertime like BBQ and nothing completes a BBQ like the full, fantastic flavor Bourbon can bring to your recipes. Join StillWrights Aug 11-12 at the 2017 Cincy Blues Fest where you can get both plus some out of this world, live, musical entertainment. Get your tickets now!

In the meantime, pick up a bottle of StillWrights Straight Bourbon Whiskey,  your favorite BBQ sauce and give a go at these delicious and easy recipes. Invite some friends over and make a night of it. On second thought, maybe you should pick up two bottles of StillWrights.

Bourbon Steak Marinade
  • 1/4 cup StillWrights Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Marinate your favorite cuts for an hour in the fridge before cooking. Save some extra for basting during grilling.
Apricot Bourbon Glaze
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup StillWrights Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Brush on to chicken while grilling for sweet and savory results.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy bacon, cumbled
  • 1 box of moist yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 3 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon StillWrights Straight Bourbon Whiskey



  • Prepare cake mix according to directions using the eggs, water and oil.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of real maple syrup.
  • Fold in one cup of the bacon crumbles.
  • Using a ice cream scoop, fill a muffin pan (prepared with cupcake liners) 2/3 of the way up with batter.
  • Bake at 325F for 18-20 minutes until slightly golden brown on top.
  • When done, remove from oven, place on wire rack and let cool.
  • While cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting.
  • Using a stand mixer (or a bowl and electric mixer) add the cream cheese and butter together and cream until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add StillWrights Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2 tablespoons of real maple syrup and 1 cup of powdered sugar and beat on low speed. Once powdered sugar is added beat on medium speed.
  • Continue to add powdered sugar one cup at a time until you reach desired frosting consistency.
  • Pipe frosting onto cupcake (or spread with a knife).
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup bacon crumbles on top of each cupcake for garnish.


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