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

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


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