Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bourbon Ball Martini

Today is National Martini Day! And, its' Father's Day. Well Bourbon is always a good gift for Dad. Why not make a Bourbon Ball Martini and celebrate both holidays? Better than a necktie!


2 oz. Maker's Mark Bourbon
2 oz. DeKuyper Crème de Cacao
1 oz. hazelnut liqueur

Fill shaker with cracked ice and blend bourbon, creme de cacao & hazelnut liqueur.
Strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with two Bourbon balls on a mini-skewer.


1 ½ pounds pecans
8 oz of Maker’s Mark Bourbon
2 oz water
2 pounds confectioners’ sugar
3 pounds semisweet chocolate
3 oz paraffin

Break and combine pecans with bourbon, cover and set aside for 4 hours or more. Sift confectioners’ sugar and add pecans, adding sugar gradually to a working consistency until a small ball can be made ½ to ¾ inch in diameter. Water is to be used only to bring mixture to desired consistency. Add water only to prevent ball from falling apart. Mixture should be semi-dry. Prepare balls and place on a waxed papered cookie sheet. Place in freezer to cool. (Approx. 2 hours)

Melt chocolate and paraffin and mix well. Chocolate should not be too hot, just warm enough to work up. The warmer the mix, the thinner coating the bourbon balls will have.

Remove formed balls from the freezer when ready to coat with chocolate. With fingers dip each ball to cover half of ball and return to cookie sheet. After this step return to refrigerator to harden chocolate. (Approx. 1 hour)

To coat top half of ball when ready insert toothpick in the bottom that has already been coated and dip top in chocolate. Remove toothpick and return ball to cookie sheet. Refrigerate again to harden chocolate.

Store bourbon balls in refrigerator until ready to eat!

Want a classic Vodka Martini? Check out my post on Mystery Fanfare. James Bond and the Vesper Martini: Shaken not Stirred


Janet A said...

Janet, the way we make the Bourbon Balls, two would be bigger than the glass. That does sound like a fun way get drunk.

Glad you like the family Bourbon Ball recipe.

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe, Janet. O.K. skewer one bourbon ball!