Whether you’re hosting game day in your living room or celebrating your favorite team outside of the stadium, Knob Creek makes the perfect addition to seasonal cocktails and tasty grill recipes. You’ll be the MVP of any tailgate as you grill up Peppercorn Juicy Lucy Burgers with Knob Creek® Bourbon Cream Sauce and batch some Knob Creek® Maine Event cocktails to cheers a touchdown with.


Knob Creek® Maine Event
By Kyle Davidson (Chicago, IL)

INGREDIENTS: 2 parts Knob Creek® Rye 1 part sweet vermouth 1 whole fresh cherry Rinse of coffee liqueur 1 dash Angostura® Bitters

METHOD: 1. Muddle 1 cherry in a mixing glass. 2. Add Knob Creek® Rye, sweet vermouth and Angostura® bitters to the glass, and let it sit about a minute. 3. Fill the glass with the largest ice cubes available and stir until cold. 4. Put a dash of coffee liqueur around the inside of a chilled, stemmed glass. 5. Pour the cold drink into a rocks glass, using a strainer to catch any cherry bits.


Peppercorn Juicy Lucy Burger with Knob Creek® Bourbon Cream Sauce By Jason Baker, NYC-based Food & Travel Influencer (@JasonEats)

INGREDIENTS: Makes four burgers

  • 1/2 cup Knob Creek® Bourbon
  • 2 lbs. Ground Beef Chuck
  • Martin’s Potato Hamburger Rolls
  • 8 slices Colby Jack or Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Pepper Garlic Salt
  • 1 TBS Butter
  • 1/2 cup Beef Stock
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1-2 TSP Corn Starch or Flour


BURGER: Season meat lightly with salt and pepper. Fold a slice of room temperature cheese into four stacked pieces. Wrap meat around stacked cheese forming four half-pound patties.Cover patties on all sides with thick coarsely ground black or mixed peppercorns. Sear patties on medium-high heat until starting to blacken and then flip and cover each in one more piece of cheese on top, take off grill once cheese fully melted.

CREAM SAUCE Add butter to a pan and let fully melt. Pour Knob Creek® Bourbon in pan on medium high heat, let reduce slightly then add beef stock, add garlic salt and pepper to taste then let reduce slightly before adding cream. Whisk in cream and keep stirring while adding cornstarch or flour to thicken as desired. Continue to cook at medium temperature for five to seven minutes to let the sauce reduce slightly and gel together.