5 Whiskey-Infused Dishes to Try This Father's Day

Kelsey Clark

Like for your best friend after one too many, the best way to a dad's heart is often through his stomach. Add whiskey to that equation, and you've struck Father's Day gold. Detonate a lethal combination of these two classic dad favorites next Sunday and you'll make June 19, 2016, a day your father will not soon forget.

Try your hand at one (or all five) of these whiskey-infused dishes on Father's Day and enjoy bragging rights for the rest of the afternoon. Martha made them, so you know they're good

1. Flourless Chocolate-Date Cake With Salted-Caramel Sauce

This decadent chocolate cake calls for dates simmered in bourbon, a homemade caramel garnish, and a dash of Maldon sea salt. Finish with lightly sweetened whipped cream on the side and you've got yourself the perfect Father's Day dessert. Head over to Martha Stewart's website for the full recipe.

2. Apricot-Bourbon Glazed Ham

The perfect center fixture for any Father's Day brunch, this bourbon-glazed ham with apricot jam and lemon juice is sure to impress. Pair with biscuits and gravy to complete the spread. Martha even has a step-by-step video recipe.

3. Grilled Brioche With Warm Fruit

Nothing says Father's Day breakfast like grilled brioche topped with bourbon-infused fruit. A simple recipe, this dish can be finished and on the table in 15 minutes or less. 

4. Barbecued Pork Ribs

A Father's Day whiskey dish list wouldn't be complete without ribs. This unique, homemade barbecue sauce calls for 1/4 cup of bourbon, three garlic cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Check out the full recipe on Martha Stewart's website.

5. Bourbon-Glazed Smoked Pork Chops

A whiskey-infused twist on the classic pork chop, this mouthwatering dish calls for dry mustard, cayenne pepper, and, of course, a swig of bourbon for a sauce that is both sweet and spicy. Here's the full recipe.

Shop Martha Stewart's appetizer cookbook and share your favorite Father's Day recipes below. 

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