The Lowdown on Bourbon Cream
October 12, 2016
Wondering what exactly bourbon cream is and what cocktails it can be used for? Following is primer on the popular cream liqueur.
What is Bourbon?
Bourbon is one of the most popular American whiskeys available today. To be considered bourbon, the spirit must be made in the United States, contain 51% corn, be aged in new oak charred barrels and must not contain any additives such as flavoring or color. Its production is a symbol of American pride and something we can truly call our own.
What is Bourbon Cream?
While bourbon cream has been around for sometime, Dave Racicot (founder of Brown Jug), developed his own unique recipe by happenstance. Using leftovers from a family vacation he blended together bourbon, cream, milk, maple syrup and ice cream discovering the basis of what is now Brown Jugs maple bourbon cream liqueur. Bourbon cream is considered a crossover spirit and can appeal to both whiskey lovers and dessert connoisseurs alike. Brown Jug developed a beverage that uses American bourbon as a base, but then blends together flavors such as vanilla and maple and real dairy cream giving the spirit a creamy texture. It’s perfect for experimental bourbon aficionados and shows there are more ways to enjoy this American classic than just on the rocks.
Ideas and Recipes for Bourbon Cream
The beauty of bourbon cream is its versatility behind the bar and in the kitchen. For example, pour one part bourbon cream to three parts root beer and pour over ice, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for root beer floats with a twist. Blend it with Thatcher’s Organic Vodka, coffee liqueur, your favorite ice cream and ice, then top it with chocolate syrup and whipped cream for a new take on traditional mudslides.
Boozy Desserts with Bourbon Cream
Experiment in the kitchen by whipping up a maple bourbon coconut cream pie, maple bourbon cake brownies or peanut butter kiss cookies with salted bourbon caramel. If you don’t have time to go big, enjoy our maple bourbon cream over ice, add a dollop to your favorite coffee blend or drizzle a spoonful over dessert. There’s really something for everyone.
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Brown Jug Bourbon Cream
Brown Jug Bourbon Cream stays true to the historical roots of American whiskey. Our spirits are American made and American owned. Our ingredients are locally sourced from several states and produced within our country. We strive to uphold the same values as the distillers from long ago and bring a new wave of bourbon enthusiasts to the table with our Bourbon Cream Liqueur. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.