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

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. 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.  If you are making wings for the super bowl I would recommend these easy baked wings served on a fun waffle plate. This is the perfect bourbon and food pairing!

Recipe: Pomegranate and Raspberry Jam Bourbon


  • 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


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

Serves: 1

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Recipe: Chicken Wings and Waffles with Pomegranate Syrup


  • 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


  • Top waffles with cooked chicken wings
  • Drizzle chicken and waffles with pomegranate syrup
  • Garnish with sprigs of thyme

Serves: 2-4


Traditional Mojito

Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint.


  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lime juice
  • 2 heaping teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 12 fresh mint leaves, plus 5 small sprigs for garnish
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda


In 10-ounce glass (such as Collins or highball), stir together lime juice and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add 1/4 cup crushed ice. Rub mint leaves over rim of glass, then tear leaves in half and add to glass. Gently stir for 15 seconds, then add rum, remaining crushed ice, and club soda. Gently stir for 5 seconds, then tuck mint sprigs into top of glass and insert tall straw.