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Pomegranate and Raspberry Jam Bourbon paired with Chicken Wings and Waffles with Pomegranate Syrup

by James Stevenson

I love bourbon especially when I am watching sporting events and this cocktail is perfect for the occasion. I love this cocktail because it is so easy to make and the outcome is so fancy. I made this cocktail from stuff I just had laying around my kitchen.

, Pomegranate and Raspberry Jam Bourbon paired with Chicken Wings and Waffles with Pomegranate Syrup

It is literally 4 ingredients, which include raspberry jam, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and bourbon. This tangy but sweet cocktail is the perfect pairing for the chicken wings served on a waffle plate. This is a take of the classic chicken and waffles. To pair well with the cocktail I took some pomegranate juice and sugar to make pomegranate syrup. It was the perfect addition to chicken and a great alternative to the traditional maple syrup.This is the perfect bourbon and food pairing! Go Seahawks!

, Pomegranate and Raspberry Jam Bourbon paired with Chicken Wings and Waffles with Pomegranate Syrup

Recipe: Pomegranate and Raspberry Jam Bourbon

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces of Wild Turkey Bourbon
  • 3 ounces of pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon of raspberry jam
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 cups of ice

Garnish: Thyme sprig

Instructions:

  1. In a shaker combine Wild Turkey bourbon, pomegranate juice, raspberry jam, lemon juice, and ice.
  2. Shake mixture and pour into serving glass
  3. Garnish with thyme sprig

Recipe: Chicken Wings and Waffles with Pomegranate Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 4 baked chicken wings (I baked my chicken wings in the oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour.  I also baked them coated in the following sauce: salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, 3 tablespoons of ketchup, 1.5 tablespoons of mustard, and 2 tablespoons of thai chili sauce.)
  • 4 pre-made waffles
  • ½ cup of pomegranate syrup (1 cup of pomegranate juice reduced with ¼ cup of sugar)

Garnish: Sprigs of thyme

Instructions:

  1. Top waffles with cooked chicken wings
  2. Drizzle chicken and waffles with pomegranate syrup
  3. Garnish with sprigs of thyme

Serves: 2-4

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