Bourbon is a distilled liquor made from corn mash. The name comes from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where the beverage was first produced.
Aside from being popular as an alcoholic 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.
Non-Alcohol Substitutions - For 2 tablespoons of whiskey, you can substitute:
Other Alcohol Variations:
If you live in a state that allows the sale of alcohol in your local grocery store, then it would be easily found there. Otherwise, you can find it at most any grocery store. Prices may vary significantly by brand. Even Trader Joe's stores stock Bourbon as well as wine and other types of beverages with alcohol.
Bourbon whipped cream is simple to make 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 excellent as an addition to your cup of coffee.