On April 13, 2020
While quarantined, consumers are looking to support their favorite local makers now more than ever. Many are bringing comfort into their homes and kitchens by infusing mealtime with the familiar products they love. Not surprisingly, many are also infusing their days with happy hours and night-caps to keep things a little—you know—interesting during all this time at home. So, why not infuse food with our favorite local liquors too, while we’re at it?
Check out this spiked guide for six delicious recipes to share with your followers to boost their spirits and get them drinking (and eating) locally. While sharing these recipes, encourage your followers to share their photos from home of their boozy creations.
Rigatoni with Easy Vodka Sauce
Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, and now is certainly not the time for boring sauces. Create a flavor explosion with this simple homemade vodka sauce that comes together in minutes, but with all of the neighborhood Italian restaurant vibes we’ve been missing. Grab the recipe here via Bon Appétit Magazine, share it will your followers and maybe even make it for yourself tonight. We promise you won’t regret it.
Bourbon Maple Grilled Chicken
What better way to enjoy the start of spring while social distancing than by dusting off the grill? This bourbon maple chicken is packed with perfectly sweet-savory flavor and will definitely make anyone the best chef in the friend group on virtual cook-out hangs. Head over to the recipe here via The Spruce Eats.
Whiskey Soda Bread
Everyone on the internet seems to be taking up bread-baking during quarantine, so why not encourage followers to infuse your products into their baking? Forget slaving in the kitchen all day, however—this easy whiskey soda bread recipe comes together in less than two hours and as an added bonus includes a whiskey butter to slather on top of your fresh-baked bread. Even with the quarantine, your followers can continue celebrating St. Paddy’s day by grabbing this recipe via the Brown Eyed Baker, and be sure to infuse it with your local whiskey.
Foolproof Pie Dough
Anxiety baking is one of our favorite quarantine pastimes, so go ahead and use this as an excuse to channel your inner Great British Bake Off Star Baker. The best bakers know that the secret to a perfectly moist and tender pie dough is a little bit of vodka. Grab the recipe here via NY Times Cooking and share with your followers to help with level-up their pie game during the quarantine.
Bourbon Peach Cobbler
As the old adage states, when life hands you peaches, you best make bourbon peach cobbler. This ultimate comfort dessert is sure to set the scene for the coziest evening on the couch ever. We also recommend treating yourself and having a hearty scoop of this cobbler for breakfast—because fruit—and because quarantine, right? Scoop up the recipe here via Food Network and Tyler Florence.
Spiced Rum Dessert Sauce
Chances are, most of us have already been eating ice cream straight out of the container during quarantine. Why not spice things up a little bit with this easy, yet sophisticated and decadent rum sauce? It comes together in less than 10 minutes and pairs especially well with bread pudding, vanilla ice cream, and Netflix marathons. Find the recipe here via Epicurious.