Two different ways to take your bourbon: bourbon pickles & a maple-bourbon version using real maple syrup. Both made with caramelized onions. I used Blanton's, but any bourbon that tastes good will do.
Use mini bottles of liquor to create your own vanilla extract. The best part of this approach is that you can use several types of alcohol, giving you a variety of extracts that are just right for your dish.
Dating back to George Washington's era, Cherry Bounce is a liqueur made from bourbon, pie/tart cherries and sugar. The is the perfect time of year to make a batch when cherries are ripe so it will be ready by fall!