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Wild Turkey Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey Wild Turkey

“How well I remember my first encounter with The Devil’s Brew. I happened to stumble across a case of bourbon—and went right on stumbling for several days thereafter.”—W.C. Fields 1 wild turkey breast (although farmed will do, I suppose) 125ml (½ cup) honey 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tsp cajun pepper or other hot sauce oil for frying 225g (8 oz) grated cheddar cheese ½ cup chopped onion 500ml (½ pint) Wild…

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Whisky Rarebit

Whisky Rarebit

If you’re going to do something, do it well. This is much more than your average cheese on toast. 28g (1 oz) butter 170g (6 oz) cheddar cheese, grated dash of English mustard 1 egg yolk 1 egg white, stiffly beaten 1 tbsp whisky Melt the butter in a pan and add the grated cheese, whisky, mustard and some salt and pepper. Stir over a very low heat until the mixture melts smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in…

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Mexican Whisky Candy

Mexican Whisky Candy

Those crazy Mexicans. This makes a nice bagfull. 110g (4 oz) brown sugar 130g (4 ½ oz) white sugar 125ml (¼ pint) sour cream 200g (3 ½ oz) pecans, shelled and halved 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp whisky (preferably Bourbon) Mix the sugar and sour cream and cook slowly over a low heat until it forms a soft ball. Remove from the heat and mix in the vanilla, nuts and the bourbon. Stir well until thick and creamy. With a…

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Irish Whiskey Soda Bread

Irish Whiskey Soda Bread

I’m more of a Scotch man myself, but there’s no doubt the Irish know a thing or two about the drink. Of course, you can make this with either, but it’s good to follow the old ways. 100g (3 ½ oz) raisins 4 tbsp butter, softened 150g (5 oz) plain flour 150g (5 oz) whole wheat flour 3 tbsp sugar 1 tsp baking soda ¾ tsp salt 180ml (1/3 pint) buttermilk 250ml (½ pint) Irish whiskey Preheat oven to 190C/375F/Gas…

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Collops of Venison

Collops of Venison

Scotch collops are an ancient dish, which can be made with beef, lamb or venison. This is the latter, and it’s bloody lovely. Serves 4. 4 180g (6 oz) venison steaks; (or sirloin steaks) 30g (1 oz) butter 2 small apples, cored and sliced 1 tsp honey 250g (9 oz) double cream 5 juniper berries, crushed parsley, to garnish 2 tbsp whisky Melt the butter in a large frying pan and cook the steaks. Place in the oven to keep…

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Whisky Steak

Whisky Steak

Nothing better than a hearty steak to warm the cockles, so the addition of a good shot of whisky makes it all the better. This recipe is for one—vary the quantities according to how hungry you are. sirloin steak 25g (1 oz) butter 1 medium onion, chopped 125g (5 oz) double cream salt and pepper 5 tbsp whisky Heat the butter in a pan, cut the beef into thin strips and cook it with the onion for 5-10 minutes, until…

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Whisky Scallops

Whisky Scallops

The delicate taste of scallops is much improved by a robust whisky sauce. Serves 6. 24 scallops 3 tbsp cream (or crème fraîche) 2 tbsp olive oil 6 leeks 3 tbsp whisky Wash the leeks well and slice into thin discs. Fry gently in a pan for 10 minutes, until soft. Set them aside. Heat the oil in the pan and cook the scallops for two minutes at a time (in batches if necessary—make sure each is cooked properly). Set…

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Whisky Pancakes

Whisky Pancakes

You can do a lot of good things with these pancakes. I like to eat them with raspberries and cream, or coated in melted chocolate, but your own favourite way is best. Makes 4. 55g (2 oz) plain flour pinch of Salt 1 egg 150ml (¼ pint) Milk 2 tsp groundnut or other flavourless oil 300ml (½ pint) orange juice 2 tbsp honey 15g (½ oz) butter 3 tbsp whisky Sift the flour and the salt into a large bowl….

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Whisky Marinated Salmon

Whisky Marinated Salmon

Scotland. Where the lasses are bonnie, the men wear skirts, and even the fish drink whisky. You take the high road, I’ll take the low road, and so on. 225g (8 oz) boned fillet of salmon 2 tbsp lemon juice ½ tsp sugar salt and pepper 1 tsp chopped chives 1 tbsp chopped dill 2 tbsp whisky Place the salmon in the freezer for at least an hour before starting. Using a very sharp knife slice the fish as finely…

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Whisky Glazed Mushrooms

Whisky Glazed Mushrooms

“Always carry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.”—W.C. Fields 170g (6 oz) sliced shiitake mushrooms 2 tbsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 2 shallots, finely chopped ½ tbsp ginger, crushed ½ tsp juniper berries, crushed 150ml (¼ pint) stock 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice. 1 tbsp dark brown sugar 150ml (¼ pint) whisky Mix the whisky and the brown sugar in a bowl. Heat 1 tbsp oil in…

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