Here’s Why You Should Cook With Whiskey

Here’s Why You Should Cook With Whiskey
Here’s Why You Should Cook With Whiskey

Whiskey in a crystal glass on rocks in front of fire

There is nothing quite like whiskey. This is an absolutely divine gift from the gods and we will fight anyone who disagrees. Yes, it’s a mountain we’d love to die on, and for a damn good reason. Not only is this beloved amber spirit a perfect pick-me-up in its own right—the epitome of comfort in a glass—but it can also add fantastic variety and complexity to many of your existing favorite foods. A few drops of this sweet nectar and dishes will definitely transform into better, more mysterious, richer versions of themselves.So put the booze aside tonight – here’s your way real Use wine in your cooking.

Surprisingly, you can add whiskey to food in all culinary fields. In a marinade, it flavors meat from the inside out with its rich golden hue. Reduced in a sauce, it becomes bold and powerful, pleasing the palette with a spiciness. If you add a few tablespoons to a chocolate dessert, like a frosting or batter, don’t blame us when you realize you can never eat a cake without whiskey again.

Which whiskey you use in cooking or baking depends on what you happen to be making. Ask yourself which flavors you want to complement in your dish. Are you creating a succulent steak, or want to add rich layers of whiskey? Maybe your caramel sauce could use an unexpected surprise. Chances are, whatever you’re cooking will benefit from a glass of whiskey.

Below is a list of some of our favorite whiskeys to cook with (and enjoy on their own).

Four Roses Small Batch
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Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey

We love Four Roses Small Batch for its full-bodied, smooth flavor. It mixes easily and its perfect balance makes it ideal for marinades, sauces and cocktails, among other things.

suntory whiskey
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Suntory World Whiskey AO is a beautifully balanced, unique whiskey with the perfect blend of delicious characters that evolve and change according to the way they are accentuated. Use this delicious whiskey in savory and sweet dishes.

Proper 12 whiskey
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Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey

The flavor profile of this full-bodied single malt whiskey is classic. Light and oaky, this smooth whiskey delivers all of its merits as a delicious and affordable whiskey choice. Proper No. Twelve is smooth and clean, perfect for light savory dishes and desserts.

ballot whiskey
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Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey

If you’re looking for a whiskey that’s already sweet, Ballotin’s range of whiskeys is absolutely delicious. These whiskeys have something for everyone and are incredible additions to sweet treats.

Filet Mignon in Whiskey Pan Sauce - Omaha Steakhouse
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Filet Mignon in Whiskey Pan Sauce Recipe

(from Omaha Steak)

Steak Omaha pairs these fillets perfectly with mushrooms and potato leek cubes for an exquisite dish. But steak is bold and delicious on its own, or with any of your favorite dinner side dishes.

raw material:

  • 4 Roasted Tenderloin Omaha Steaks, 6 oz each
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup of Scotch
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to try


  1. Season the fillets with salt and pepper and set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a cast iron skillet over medium/high heat.
  3. When the butter is melted and the pan is hot, cook the fillets over high heat for 2.5 to 3 minutes per side for medium done, about 4 minutes per side for medium doneness, or to desired doneness.
  4. Remove steak from pan and set aside.
  5. Stir the scotch into the pot and bring to a boil.
  6. Cook 2 minutes or until the alcohol has burned off.

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