I like football but I don’t have the time to follow it. I wish I could just sit on my couch for hours every Sunday and Monday night, but that is never going to happen. The Super Bowl, however, is not just football. It’s an excuse to have a party! And these Whiskey and Honey Baked Drumsticks are the perfect party food.
They’re a little heartier than a wing but still really easy to eat. This recipe is my Food Blogger’s Recipe Swap for January and they’re actually supposed to be wings, but I don’t like wings. Baked drumsticks sounded like a really good substitute.
I was assigned A Lil’ Dab of Bourbon this month for the recipe swap, and she has some really amazing recipes. I almost made her Blueberry Bourbon BBQ Sauce (I still plan to) but when I saw her Baked Smoked Honey Bourbon Wings, they just grabbed me.
I did make quite a few changes to the recipe, though, to fit what I had on hand. I used regular honey instead of smoked honey, I looked up the spice combination for a Dirty Bird rub and put together my best approximation of that, and I thought I had a lemon but I didn’t, so I used apple cider vinegar for the acid. Also, the drumsticks.
I did a test run tonight for my family and they were a huge hit. I got resounding yummy sounds and compliments from the littlest 18 month old up to the full grown men. I fully intend on making them for our friends on Super Bowl Sunday!
If you need some more Game Day menu inspiration, check out 20 Healthy Super Bowl Recipes.