Alcohol and food go hand in hand. Many people enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine at dinner but how about putting your alcohol in your food? Food infused with alcohol is just as tasty and maybe more and if you’re looking to cut calories, drinking them may not always be the best choice. As the saying goes, everything in moderation is fine and even if you’re on a diet trying to get rid of that Covid weight, it doesn’t mean you cannot relax and enjoy yourself with alcoholic food products. Plus if you eat your alcohol, you won’t drink it. Below you’ll find four suggestions as to great suggestions of food that uses alcohol.
There are also many health benefits of alcohol including red wine being good for your heart, offers a libido boost, beer can help you recover after a workout, and whiskey can help a sore throat. Each of the above benefits has been backed by conducted studies but that doesn’t mean to drop everything in moderation stand.
One way to enjoy alcohol in food is through boozy fruit salad. Melons absorb alcohol great such as watermelon and honeydew. Soak the fruit in flavored vodka, add some triple sec, and a touch of pineapple juice or orange juice. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for 3-5 hours and enjoy the powerful juicy taste!
The next food suggestion involves whiskey and a lot of flavors. Whiskey marinade is great to spice up chicken, tofu, or veggies. Whisk garlic, lime juice, whiskey, soy sauce, ginger, crushed red pepper, and a touch of sesame oil to jack up your protein.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, make infused ice pops by combining freshly squeezed fruit juice and rum or vodka, add a popsicle stick and freeze for 8-12 hours for best results.
Another great treat is peanut butter with bourbon. Spiking your peanut butter will give you the protein you need and the buzz you long for. If you want to make your own alcohol-infused peanut butter at home, roast the peanuts and then blend the peanuts with bourbon and brown sugar. Enjoy!