I Get a Kick Out Of You

Adding Frank Sinatra’s version of the Cole Porter standard I Get a Kick Out of You to the Bourbon playlist. It spun up this morning while we were taking a break from Christmas music. The song appears on Songs for Young Lovers. Mere alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all but I get a kick out … Continued

Dead Flowers

The random gods spun up Townes Van Zandt singing Dead Flowers tonight. The original Stones version appeared on the Julep Sessions Vol. I. I remember that I printed copies of the lyrics and brought them to the inaugural bourbonhours.comĀ  Kentucky Derby party. At some point during the party I found myself drunk as hell in … Continued

Dixie Kitchen’s Famous Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

How many albums do you know that have recipes on them? Mary Gauthier’s “Dixie Kitchen” has a drop dead bread pudding recipe on the liner notes of her cd that’ll knock your socks off. Gauthier opened a restaurant in Boston called the Dixie Kitchen. She worked there for 11 yrs trying to make a go … Continued

LaCour Bourbon Balls

The first time I made these tasty little treats was for a Derby Party, but they got lost in the abundance of foods on the table. I had always like rum balls, but found most recipes lacking in rum. The volume of bourbon in this recipe is not for the faint of heart, and the … Continued

Hot Browns

Come Kentucky Derby Day, this little appie is essential fare. There’s a symphony of flavour in every bite. We usually make double the recipe for the Derby Day party, and it doesn’t usually make it to the table. It gets passed around hot from the oven, and those that get missed are left with the … Continued

Emeril’s Creole Seasoning Essence

Combine the following ingredients, and store in an airtight jar or container. 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano 1 tablespoon dried thyme Yield: about 2/3 cup Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking by … Continued

The Bourbon Playlist

The Bourbonhours Playlist is a list of songs that satisfy three simple criteria. To make the list, each song: 1) is an example of the bourbon genre, 2) has not appeared on any version of the Julep Sessions drinklist previously (note that the same song can appear, just not the same version of the song), … Continued