By ChefGina


Whiskey Wing Glaze

Whiskey Wing Glaze

Whiskey Wing Glaze

Whiskey Wing Glaze

In Book 1: Tennessee Whiskey Cure, Chef Gina finds herself crafting recipes that utilize whiskey as a significant flavor component.

In case you are a new visitor to our Chef Gina’s Love, Adventure, and Recipe Series, Chef Gina is a fictional character that is being featured in 32 food lit novellas.  Each novella takes Gina on an adventure in a different state while highlighting regional flavors.  Chef Gina took to the road in an attempt to re-establish her career after being wrongfully accused of plagiarizing recipes.   In Book 1, fleeing from losing her job as a Chicago television chef, Chef Gina ends up at a roadside diner in Tennessee.   That’s where she discovers that cooking with whiskey introduces an intense flavor and aroma to food which is unbeatable.  It’s hard to describe the essence that the grains, distillation process, and oak casks lend to foods of all kinds.

Don’t just take our word for it, try this Whiskey Wing Glaze that our test kitchen staff developed as we prepare Book 1:  Tennessee Whiskey Cure.

Tennessee Whiskey Cure

Whiskey Wing Glaze


2 Tbs Garlic, minced

2 Tbs Oil

1 Cup Water

1 1/2 Cups Pineapple Juice

1 Cup Teriyaki Sauce

1 Cup Whiskey

1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar

1/2 Tbs Cayenne Pepper

3 Tbs Corn Starch

10 Lbs Easy Dry Rub Wings (Cooked)

In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, saute the minced garlic in the oil (we used canola oil).  It doesn’t take long for the garlic to fill your senses – that’s about as long as you need until you start adding the other ingredients!

Whiskey Wing Glaze

Add the water, pineapple juice, Teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper.

Add whiskey (just use your favorite brand!).   Whiskey Wing Glaze

Before the mixture warms, ladle out about half a cup into a small bowl and add the cornstarch.  Whisk until mixed together.  Set aside.

Continue to heat the liquid in the pot until it begins to boil.  Add the cornstarch mixture.

Reduce heat to allow mixture to simmer, until sauce thickens to a glaze-like consistency.

Whiskey Wing GlazeDrizzle the finished sauce over your favorite wings (Keep reading to discover our Easy Dry Rub Wings).

Serve wings with an individual portion of  sauce for dipping.

Whiskey Wing Glaze

Easy Dry Rub Wings


2 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar

6 Tbs Steak Seasoning

3 Tbs Salt

3 Tbs Chili Powder

3 Tbs Garlic Powder

3 Tbs Cayenne Pepper

10 Lbs Wings (raw)

Preheat oven to 400°.

Whiskey Wing GlazeIn a large bowl, mix brown sugar, your favorite  steak seasoning (we used store bought), salt, chili powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.

Coat each wing generously with mixture.

Whiskey Wing Glaze

Place wings on a wire rack resting in a large baking sheet.

This allows the chicken to cook sitting above the chicken grease that draws out of the chicken while baking.

Bake 25 minutes at 400°.  (Be sure to check that wings are done with a thermometer!)

Drizzle with Whiskey Wing Glaze.

Whiskey Wing Glaze

Whiskey Wing Glaze and Easy Dry Rub Wings

Ohhhhh Whiskey makes it better. No worries – the alcohol cooks out but leaves a depth of flavor in this Whiskey Wing Glaze that is to be truly admired. While working on recipes for Book 1: Tennessee Whiskey Cure, our staff put together this great recipe for Whiskey Wing Glaze and an Easy Dry Rub Wings. See recipes:

Posted by Chef Gina's Love, Adventure, and Recipe Series on Saturday, November 17, 2018

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