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Take Your Tailgate Up A Notch This Weekend With Crown & George Dickel…I’ll Be Slumming It On The Couch


No tailgating for me this weekend. I’ll be horizontal on a couch or sitting at my computer keeping track of all the games and the hottest takes on Twitter. Last weekend was one for the ages at Bristol. We took it up a notch with the BC tailgate and I know many of you were jealous. There were others of you who might not be looking to slum it like we did. You might want to actually eat some food, enjoy a nice drink and relax at the tailgating scene.

I like to slum it from time to time, but it’s nice to get back to acting my age and enjoying some of the finer things in life. Our friends at Crown – Stefanie – lit up the inbox early this week with some suggestions on acting a little more sophisticated. Let’s say you’re headed to Louisville this weekend for the Florida State game. Maybe you’re headed to Oklahoma for Ohio State. Treat yourself to some of the finer things in life like a George Dickel Whisky barbecue sauce.

Sit back and drink a few cups of Hollow Punch (see below). Enjoy the games and send us pics of the good time.

What is it: George Dickel No. 12 Barbecue Sauce


What’s in it:

1 cup of Honey
1 cup of White Vinegar
1 cup of George Dickel Tennessee Whisky No. 12
3 cups of Your Favorite Barbecue Sauce


How it works: In a low pan, add honey, white vinegar and George Dickel Tennessee Whisky No. 12 over medium heat. Cook mixture until you hear a frying sound and alcohol is cooked off. Add barbecue sauce and stir to combine. Place back on fire and let simmer for at least 10 minutes

(recipe by Adam Perry Lang)


What it is: Crown Wings


What’s in it:

.3 cup Crown Royal Canadian Whisky®

.3 cup Honey, SueBee®

.25 cup Soy sauce, Kikkoman®

2 Tablespoons Thai chili sauce

1 packet (0.75-ounce) stir-fry seasoning, Sun Bird®

2 teaspoons crushed garlic, Gourmet Garden®

4 pounds chicken wing drumettes

3 scallions (green onions), finely chopped (optional)

.25 cup chopped peanuts, Planters® (optional)


How it works: In a large bowl, combine whisky, honey, soy sauce, chili sauce, stir-fry seasoning, and garlic. Add drumettes, tossing to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.


Set up grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking. Let drumettes stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Place on hot, oiled grill. Cook for 12 to 18 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally. Transfer chicken to a platter. Sprinkle with chopped scallions and peanuts (optional).


What is it: First Down


What’s in it:

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe

2 lemon wedges

3 oz. tonic


What is it: Cascade Hollow Punch (recipe serves 25)


What’s it in:

750 mL bottle of George Dickel Rye

10 oz. Lemon Juice

5 oz. Ginger Syrup

7 tbsp. Simple Syrup

15 oz. Sparkling Water

Muddle Raspberries

Muddled Mint Leaves

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