A Bourbon Dinner x Sonnets, Balls, and Cocktails

Bourbon. If I were a poet, I might pen a sonnet in your honor. Why is bourbon so special you ask? Let me tell you! Envision me drawing a sword and tapping it in knowing fashion. ehhh. Im not sure why. Go with it. 

In the late 1800's Bourbon distilleries opened their doors and created jobs for women to bottle their products. First generation badass babes. How many other industries could boast that? 

Bourbon uses 51% fermented corn mash and most distillers use rye as their secondary grain. So, that means you are supporting American farmers. For it to be called Bourbon, it  has to be made in the great U.S. of A. 

We may never truly know where Bourbon got it start, some claim it is from Bourbon county, KY while others claim that in the 19th century, New Orleans entertainment district on Bourbon  Street, "people starting asking for 'that whiskey they sell on Bourbon Street.'" Eventually that became 'that Bourbon whiskey." Now, I'm from Louisiana, so I'll just leave it at that....  

Lastly, it's great in cocktails! Ask any bartender. On Saturday, Leigh Ann from My Diary of Us and I did just that and created a Bulleit Bourbon soaked Spiced Apple Cider.  Fall just got a little bit better!

To finish the evening, ladies and gentleman without further adieu, Smoked Oak Chocolate Bourbon Balls. No frills needed here, I know your mouth is watering and your life will never be the same. You are welcome. Drops sword. 

Get the full recipes:

SPICED APPLE INFUSED BOURBON and CIDER COCKTAIL

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SMOKED OAK CHOCOLATE BOURBON BALLS