My objective with this homemade ketchup was to use neither exotic ingredients nor flavorings but to achieve the perfectly smooth, thick texture of Heinz or Hunt’s while preserving more of the fresh tomato taste than they do.--Jefferry Steingarten
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.