I like football but I donâ€™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. Itâ€™s an excuse to have a party! And these Whiskey and Honey Baked Drumsticks are the perfect party food.
Theyâ€™re a little heartier than a wing but still really easy to eat. This recipe is my Food Bloggerâ€™s Recipe Swap for January and theyâ€™re actually supposed to be wings, but I donâ€™t like wings. Baked drumsticks sounded like a really good substitute.
I was assigned A Lilâ€™ 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 didnâ€™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.