Chief Entertaining Officer serves up a rockin' 4th of July
America's Chief Entertaining Officer demonstrates how to make a punch, summer salad, and cherry bomb cake!
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The man affectionately known as America's Chief Entertaining Officer is at it again! Tim Laird from Brown-Forman has a few recipes to share that'll be sure to make your 4th of July one-of-a-kind!
Jack’s Picnic Punch
In a pitcher, add:
12 ounces Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
24 ounces cranberry juice
8 ounces lemonade
Stir and serve over ice
Garnish with lemon wedges
Makes 8 servings
In a glass with ice, add:
1½ ounces Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
3 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce lemonade
Stir and garnish with a lemon wedge
Star Spangled Summer Salad
2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
2 pints fresh blueberries
1 pint pearl or small mozzarella balls
¼ cup Strawberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette (Marzetti makes a great one)
Basil leaves for garnish
In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries, blueberries and mozzarella. Drizzle desired amount of vinaigrette then toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with torn basil leaves.
4 ears fresh corn, cooked, cut off the cob
¼ cup Greek-style yogurt
½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
In a medium bowl, combine the corn, yogurt and chili powder. Add salt and pepper to taste and additional chili powder if you like more heat.
Note: Grilling the corn will give you a smoky flavor. Instead of fresh corn, you can substitute 2-10 ounce bags of frozen corn.
Cherry Bomb Cake
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
1 pound fresh cherries, pitted
8 ½-inch thick slices pound cake
8 tablespoons melted butter
Powdered sugar for garnish
In a small saucepan over high heat, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and let cool. Once cooled, stir in the Jack Daniel’s, then add the cherries and let rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.
For the pound cake: Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush both sides of the pound cake slices with the melted butter. Grill until just toasted, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
To serve: Drizzle the cherries over the pound cake and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Note: Instead of fresh cherries you can use a 16-ounce bag of frozen cherries, defrosted. The cherry topping can be made one day in advance.
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