Liquor spans a variety of drinks, including vodka, tequila, rum, scotch, gin, bourbon, whisky, and more. Cooking with liquor can add a delicious depth to a dish. Pairing a cocktail with a dish can amplify the experience of both.
Coconut milk stands in for heavy cream in these easy homemade chocolates. A touch of vanilla extract and an optional dash of orange-flavored liqueur give them a subtle yet sophisticated edge and aroma. Do not use chocolate chips—they will not melt properly. ...read more
What do you spread on artisanal Nordic bread? A creamy concoction by the Butter Viking, of course! This recipe takes time to make, but is well worth the effort—and it’s fun to watch the melted butter “pearl” when it’s added in droplets to crème fraîche or sour cream. ...read more
This “quirky” (Swanson’s own description) recipe pulls together flavors from several destinations—white sweet potatoes from Japan; olives, grapefruit, and arugula from Italy; walnuts and crème fraîche from France; and turmeric from India and Morocco. You could also use large ...read more
Sweet melon sorbet, accented with mint and ginger, melts in your mouth and cleanses the palate to finish a meal. The alcohol helps keep the sorbet smooth. Serve with chilled melon balls or a mixed fruit salad. If you’re using a 1-quart ice cream maker, churn the sorbet in two ...read more
A whole head of cauliflower and a brown butter sauce star in this show-stopping dish. The cauliflower head is first simmered with aromatics to infuse it with flavor, then roasted until golden brown. ...read more
This carrot cake calls for a little brandy and orange to heighten the sweet, delicate vegetable flavor of the carrots in the batter. To make your own self-rising flour, whisk 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt into 2 cups all-purpose flour. ...read more
Served in a dessert goblet known as a coupe, this winter fruit salad gets extra grown-up flavor from the combination of tequila and lime. If the fruit macerates for longer than 1 hour, the juices will increasingly dilute the liquor. So taste before serving, and add more tequila ...read more