Bourbon is a distilled liquor made from corn mash. The name comes from Bourbon County, Kentucky where the liquor was first made.
Aside from being popular as an alcohol drink it is widely used in cooking as a flavoring used in sauces, cakes and other desserts. Our substitutions below offer alternatives for non-alcohol flavorings as well as similar alcohols to use in cooking.
Bourbon whipped cream is simple to make and and dress up a simple pound cake, or fresh sliced strawberries, and even a pumpkin pie:
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
1 tablespoon bourbon
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
We like to chill our bowl and mixer beaters for about 15 minutes in the freezer before we start. Combine all ingredients in a medium, deep mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until the cream holds soft peaks. Serve immediately. If you have leftovers (ha, not in my house) it's great as an addition to your cup of coffee.