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Bourbon Balls

In this episode Stacey and Jessica make Bourbon Balls and Bourbon Ball Cocktails.

Bourbon Balls
Recipe from the Kentucky Derby Museum Cookbook 

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons bourbon (any kind will do, as long as it’s from Kentucky!)
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate

One day ahead: Cream the butter and sugar. Add the chopped pecans, mixing well. Add the bourbon and quickly shape into balls using 1 teaspoon of the mixture for each ball. Refrigerate overnight.

Next day: Melt both the chocolates in a double boiler until the chocolate has a smooth consistency. Dip the chilled bourbon balls into the chocolate. Place the candy on waxed paper in the refrigerator to harden.

Makes 4 dozen.


Bourbon Ball Cocktail
Courtesy of the Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book

  • 2 oz. Kentucky Bourbon
  • 2 oz. Tuaca
  • 2 oz. Crème de Cacao
  • Strawberries

Combine ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.