We don’t want you to think that Rebel Yell is only good for drinking — alone or in a cocktail. So we asked Jeffery Hobbs, chef-partner at Slow Bone Barbeque — one of the best in Dallas-Fort Worth — to concoct some recipes using Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Rebel Yell Root Beer, and Rebel Yell Ginger. Our only requirements: The recipes had to work for a backyard summer barbecue, and they had to be delicious.
Hobbs came back to us with three — a mop for meat, a baked bean side, and a caramel glaze to use with an assortment of desserts. Serve these, and your outdoor grill-fest will be the best thing that happens this summer. […]
Whether it’s best to enjoy your Rebel Yell bourbon straight or in a cocktail is not for us to say. We’re just here to arm you with the recipes. And one building block for just about any mixed drink is the magical potion called simple syrup.
It’s called “simple” because it contains only two elements: sugar and water. In a trick borrowed from the arsenal of the pastry chef, those two ingredients are heated until the sugar dissolves. […]