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Makers 46 Bourbon dipped red waxBill Samuels, Jr., Maker’s Mark Ambassador at Large tells BourbonBlog.com:

“It so happens that this year’s epic contest is number 46, which is a number that’s near and dear to my heart. It was the number our barrel maker, Brad Boswell of Independent Stave, assigned to the process of adding seared French oak staves to barrels of matured Maker’s Mark. And that was the process that, after great trial and error, led to our first new idea in 50 years: Maker’s 46.”

  • So we’re giving you some new ideas with recipes using Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Maker’s 46 for Super Bowl XLVI. Yes, that is 46.

Tailgate Toddy

1 part Maker’s 46 Bourbon
½ tsp. sugar
2 whole cloves
1 small cinnamon stick
1 lemon slice

Directions:

Measure all ingredients into a heat proof mug or glass. Place teaspoon in glass; add boiling water to fill glass (teaspoon prevents glass from breaking when boiling water is added). Stir mixture and serve immediately.
Hot Toddy cocktail

Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings

Hot Chicken WingsNotes: These tangy sweet wings get the benefit of being braised then baked, no frying involved!
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Level: Easy

Serves 4

2 lbs chicken wings, trimmed
1 cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed (12 ounces)
Makers Mark Football Bottle½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup dark brown sugar
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions:

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium pot. Bring to boil on high heat and then reduce to a simmer for 30-40 minutes until the wings are tender and the glaze has reduced, coating the wings.
2. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Remove the wings from the pot and transfer to a parchment lined sheet tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the wings begin to color and the glaze becomes shiny. Garnish with minced scallions and apple. Serve immediately.

Bourbon Onion Dip

Onion Dip RecipeNotes: Greek yogurt and ricotta cheese lighten up this usually mayonnaise heavy party favorite.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Level: Easy

Serves 6-10

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large sweet onions/Vidalias, peeled, halved, sliced thinly with the grain
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup Maker’s Mark®Bourbon, plus 1 tablespoon
Makers Mark Referee Bottle¾ cup Greek yogurt
½ cup fresh ricotta cheese
½ cup sour cream
Few drops lemon juice
Pinch sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Crudité vegetables and chips for dipping

1. In a wide heavy-bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the sliced onions and the teaspoon of salt. Sauté the onions, stirring often until they begin to soften, 5 to 6 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to stir and cook the onions until they begin to color, about another 15 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of bourbon to the pan and stir in. Reduce the heat to low and cook the onions for another 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions have colored and caramelized. Remove the onions from the pan and spread on a plate or baking sheet to cool in the fridge.

2. Using a food processor or blender, combine the ricotta and yogurt and process until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Fold in the sour cream. Once the onions have cooled, rough chop them briefly. Fold into the mixture and season to taste with lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Serve the dip cold with crudité and chips.

One Response to “Maker’s 46 for Super Bowl 46”

  1. Mike Verost

    Where can I purchase a Makers 46 for Super Bowl 46 bottle of Makers? My zip code is 07436.
    Thank You!

    Mike

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