10 Recipes to Make the Most of Your Wine, Beer and Spirits

Burger au Poivre next to whiskey apple pie
Photos by Meg Baggott / Styling by Katherine Rosen

The flavors and aromas in wine, beer and spirits can be used in a variety of culinary creations, spanning sweet and savory recipes. Whether the idea of “leftover wine” is a rare concept, or you have a cabinet of half-full spirits on hand, saving a splash for your favorite dish can offer the best of both worlds.

Below, find some of our favorite booze-infused recipes, including apps, entrées and desserts.



Photo by Robert Bredvad / Styling by Judy Kim
French Onion Soup

This comfort-food classic is updated with the unexpected addition of soy sauce and Sherry vinegar for an extra-savory kick.

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Photo by Adrian Mueller / Food styling by Taka Kuniyuki
Forbidden Rice Risotto with Carrot Pesto

This twist on the cool-weather dish uses the more nutritious black rice. Top this risotto with an easy-to-make carrot pesto for an added depth of flavor.

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Savory Kentucky Beer Cheese / Photo by Sara Littlejohn, styling by Katherine Rosen
Savory Kentucky Beer Cheese

Wine isn’t the only thing that pairs well with cheese. This recipe for Kentucky beer cheese is a cousin of pub cheese, pimento cheese and fromage fort.

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Styling by Lisa Homa, Photo by Julie Benedetto
Classic Chicken Marsala

This beloved classic is perfect for easy weeknight dinners and impressive for weekend parties. Here's our version of chicken Marsala.

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A White-Wine-Infused Sausage Recipe

This sausage incorporates Gewürztraminer to balance spice, and makes for a fantastic way to use up a leftover open bottle of wine.

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Photo by Meg Baggott / Styling by Katherine Rosen
Burger au Poivre

The secret to making the perfect burger? A splash of Cognac. We look at the French classic au poivre recipe, and show you how to turn your next burger into this peppercorn-encrusted delight. Just hold the ketchup.

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Image by Julie Benedetto / Food styling by Katherine Rosen
Sumac, Wine and Lemon Skillet Chicken

This quick and easy lemon chicken recipe adds tart sumac and leftover rosé to the one-pan dish perfect for a weeknight dinner.

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Photo by Meg Baggott / Food styling by Katherine Rosen and Dylan Garret
Whiskey Old Fashioned Apple Pie

The classic American dessert recipe gets a boozy update that combines artisan baking and cocktails.

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Photo by Ted and Chelsea Cavanaugh, Food Styling by Jamie Kimm, Prop Styling by Vanessa Vazquez
Red Wine Chocolate Cake

The red wine chocolate cake is the perfect ending to your next dinner party, low-key birthday or Sunday family dinner.

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Photo by Meg Baggott / Styling by Katherine Rosen
Whiskey Caramel Sauce with Bitters

Rye whiskey brings vanilla and spice to this caramel dessert topping. A few dashes of Angostura bitters balance the sweetness and add notes of clove.

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Published on December 25, 2020