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Louisville and Kentucky have rich culinary traditions steeped in Bourbon, which is the inspiration for the online video series, Bourbon & Biscuits. On the show, hosts Stacey and Jessica share their favorite local food and Bourbon cocktail recipes. For Stacey, most of these recipes are family traditions while others are famous Kentucky staples. In each episode, Jessica creates a Bourbon cocktail to pair with the dish that Stacey is making. Some of these are original concoctions, but many are classic cocktails or recipes from local bartenders.

In the series, you’ll find recipes for such classics as biscuits, fried chicken, the Hot Brown, Benedictine, Henry Bain’s Sauce and many more, alongside cocktails like Louisville’s own Old Fashioned, the Kentucky Mule, and “Bananas Forester.”

Recent Episodes

Louisville Fish Fry & Bourbon Rickeys

It's officially Fish Fry season in Louisville so we're sharing Stacey's favorite Lent-friendly recipe paired with a light and refreshing cocktail that's actually on old take on a new favorite.

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Oysters with Bourbon Mignonette & Kentucky Royales

Elevate your Valentine's Day dinner with raw oysters and champagne cocktails - both with a Kentucky twist, of course.

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Cornbread & Bourbon Hot Chocolate

It's time for some cozy winter treats. Stacey is making a traditional Kentucky-style cornbread to pair with your soup beans or burgoo and Jessica is making dessert this time - a Bourbon-spiked hot chocolate.

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Southern Cheese Straws & French 78

Stacey and Jessica share two recipes that are great to serve when hosting a festive party. A Kentucky riff on the classic French 75 champagne cocktail makes a perfect pairing with homemade, crunchy cheese-filled crackers.

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Bourbon BBQ Meatballs & Italian Manhattans

It's Bourbon Heritage Month, so we are rounding out a Bourbon-themed dinner with an appetizer course! Try Stacey's family recipe for meatballs with a Bourbon twist, paired with Jessica's Italian-influenced Manhattan.

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Bourbon Peach Freezer Jam & Peach Smashes

We're soaking up the last days of summer with these peach concoctions. Learn to make an easy freezer jam to preserve the seasonal goodness paired with a bourbon & peach smash cocktail.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie & a Strawberry Sour

This episode has Stacey's favorite cocktail to date! Jessica's concoction was a hit, and Stacey's strawberry rhubarb pie is a seasonal favorite that she grew up with.

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Old Fashioned Cake & Frozen Old Fashioneds

We're gearing up for our Old Fashioned Fortnight (June 1-14) celebrations with two recipes that riff on Louisville's Official Cocktail - the Old Fashioned. Stacey will show you how to make a bundt cake with all of the traditional cocktail elements, and Jessica is making a frozen version of the cocktail that's perfect for summer!

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Pimento Cheese Biscuits & Pomegranate Mint Julep

We've got two great recipes for a Derby brunch on this episode. Stacey combined two of our favorite things to make pimento cheese biscuits and Jessica did an extra refreshing spritzy riff on a mint julep with pomegranate.

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Benedictine & Smiling Irishman

We're seeing green this St. Patrick's Day! Stacey is making a classic Louisville spread that's a favorite among locals as an appetizer, dip, on sandwiches and lots more. And, Jessica crafts an Irish-inspired cocktail for the occasion that pays tribute to Bourbon's Irish connection.

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Hot Brown Quiches & Seelbach Cocktail

We're making two Louisville classics on this episode! Stacey turns the iconic Hot Brown sandwich into an adorable and delicious appetizer and Jessica couldn't help but pair it with the equally iconic Seelbach Cocktail.

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Bourbon Bread Pudding & Proof's Darkened Manhattan

In this episode, Stacey will make a dessert that is a staple among restaurants on the Urban Bourbon Trail and Jessica is pairing it with a cocktail that falls somewhere between an espresso martini and a classic Manhattan.

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View all of the past Bourbon & Biscuits episodes here.

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