the best recipes with whiskey that you will fall in love

There are few better gifts for a whiskey lover than a menu made entirely from their favorite ingredient. Whiskey, like many high-proof alcoholic beverages, integrates perfectly into most recipes, becoming a fun and exciting ingredient, capable of offering some delicious dishes, like the ones we present below.

For whiskey lovers, there are few things better than this delicious golden drink. But what would they say about a whole menu with their favorite drink as the main ingredient? Well, they would surely exclaim: Bon apetit!

Prawns with whisky

The whiskey prawns are a very light, delicious and very easy starter to prepare, since you only need:

– 12 or 16 prawns (the amount of prawns must be adjusted to the number of people)

– 50 g of butter

– 1 finely chopped chives

– Parsley

– 1 lemon and a half

– 2 cloves of garlic

– 60 ml of whiskey

– Extra virgin olive oil

– Salt

To prepare the whiskey prawns, the first step is to preheat the oven to 200ºC. Next, season the prawns and sauté them over high heat in a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Once they have taken color, they should be removed from the heat and reserved in a dish or tray that is suitable for the oven.

To continue, melt the butter over low heat in another pan. While it melts, peel the garlic and cut into thin slices. Add the garlic to the pan and, when they start to jump, add the whisky, which in this case does not have to be the best whiskey you have at home, and flambé the mixture. Pour the juice of a lemon, add salt and mix everything well.

Use the sauce to pour over the prawns in their tray, sprinkle the chopped chives on top and bake everything at 200ºC for 5 minutes.

Pork tenderloin with whiskey

Whiskey pork tenderloin is one of the best recipes that can be made for a whiskey lover to enjoy, as the result will be a very tender and tasty meat. To make it you need the following ingredients:

– 1 pork tenderloin

– 1 onion

– Juice of half a lemon

– 4 cloves of garlic

– Extra virgin olive oil

– Salt

– 150 ml of whiskey

The first step is to cut the meat to taste. Usually, it is cut into medallions so that it is impregnated with flavor, although it can be made a little thinner or even fillets. Once cut, you should heat a frying pan with very little oil. It is important to put a little oil because you do not have to fry the sirloin, but mark each piece. When the pan is very hot, put the pieces of the sirloin, very little time, just until they take color on all sides. When they are marked, the salt is added and they are removed.

Next, you should peel the onion and cut it into cubes. The garlic cloves are peeled and left whole. In the same pan used to sear the meat, add a splash of olive oil and, when it is very hot, add the onion and garlic. The vegetables should be fried for 15 or 20 minutes over medium or low heat, stirring so that they do not burn.

When they begin to color, add the whiskey to the pan and let it cook for 3 or 4 minutes until the alcohol evaporates, add the lemon juice and salt to taste. Cook everything together for about 10 minutes and, when it is uniform, you can pass it through the blender or the food mill, although you can also leave it as it is. Add the sirloin pieces to the pan along with the sauce and return to the kitchen for another 3 minutes.

After 3 minutes, the meat can be served, accompanied by some fries, which will be great when bathed in the sauce.

Whisky cream

Although the origin of this recipe is unknown, experts point to Ireland as the origin of this delicious dessert, since Irish Cream -type liqueurs originate from the Emerald Isle. To make a whiskey cream you will need the following ingredients: 

– 50 ml of cream whiskey (type Bailey’s)

– 350 ml of liquid cream to mount

– 1 medium egg

– 5 egg yolks

– 100 ml of milk

– 150 gr of brown sugar

– 30 ml of water

To prepare it, start by preheating the oven to 130ºC and keep the rack in a low position, with heat from above and below. At the base of an oven tray, place a clean kitchen cloth and place the necessary small pans, for example if you are going to prepare cream for four, place four pans. Fill the pan with hot water until it half covers the pans.

In a saucepan, heat the water and brown sugar over medium heat. When the sugar has completely dissolved and the mixture begins to boil, lower the heat and let the caramel cook for 6 minutes. When ready, carefully remove the saucepan and pour the cream over the caramel, stirring constantly until the ingredients are mixed and heat for two more minutes.

In a separate bowl, add the egg, the yolks, the milk and the whiskey cream, beat everything and, when all the ingredients are integrated, pour in the caramel little by little without stopping to beat, until you achieve a homogeneous cream. Divide the cream among the small pans and bake for about an hour. Do not remove them until they are fully cooked. Let it rest in the fridge for about 24 hours and it will be ready to serve.

whiskey cake

And if instead of a cream, you prefer a fresher dessert, you will surely love this whiskey cake recipe. This classic dessert at weddings of the 80s, although it is a bit more laborious, has no secret and will please everyone, since it is light, very tasty and refreshing.

The ingredients of the whiskey cake are:

– 60 ml of whiskey

– 100 ml of water

– 150 ml of condensed milk

– 250 ml cold whipping cream

– 150 gr of Philadelphia type cheese

– 50 grams of sugar

– 150 gr of vanilla biscuits

– 1 tablespoon vanilla essence

– 4 egg yolks

– 1 sheet of gelatin

– Chopped roasted almonds

– The weight of the yolk in water

– The weight of the yolk in sugar

Now we are going to see how this cake is prepared with all these ingredients. First, line the bottom of a cake pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap and cover it with the vanilla cake. 

Next, pour the water, sugar and half the whiskey into a saucepan and boil for 10 minutes to make a kind of syrup. When it is done, you have to pour it over the biscuits until they are soaked with it. 

In a separate bowl, whip the cream and, in another, beat the condensed milk with the cheese, vanilla and remaining whiskey. Once mixed, pour very slowly over the whipped cream, stirring carefully to prevent the cream from losing its texture. The resulting cream is placed on the cake, the mold is covered and taken to the freezer to cool and firm up.

To make the yolk coating, the first step is to hydrate the gelatin sheet in cold water. Next, mix the measured water and sugar with the yolk and boil until it begins to thicken. When the syrup has formed, add the well-drained gelatin sheet. The yolks are beaten in a container, the syrup is poured and everything is mixed with a few rods. The resulting mixture is carefully spread over the cake and returned to the freezer.

To serve it, take it out of the freezer or fridge about 20 minutes beforehand, unmold it and sprinkle it with sugar, which should be burned with a blowtorch to make a kind of hard candy. The edges can be garnished with chopped almonds.

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