Four Roses Bourbon tells BourbonBlog.com that they have teamed up with Pazzo’s Pizza Pub of Lexington, Kentucky to create the “Bourbon Bootlegger,” a unique pizza recipe with a bourbon flair. This is second new Bourbon-inspired pizza we have told you about in the past week that Four Roses is part of celebrating September’s National Bourbon Heritage Month.
“Cooking with bourbon has become such a huge concept and gives dishes of all sorts a unique and complex flavor,” Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge tells BourbonBlog.com. “The Bourbon Bootlegger Pizza is a creative and delicious concept that everyone is sure to enjoy, especially those bourbon enthusiasts.”
The recipe for the Bourbon Bootlegger includes ingredients such as grilled chicken, bacon, red onions and provolone cheese. The sauce is the star of the dish and is comprised of garlic, onion, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses and Four Roses Yellow bourbon.
Tom Behr, owner of Pazzo’s Pizza Pub, enjoyed creating the “bootlegger” so much that he went a step further and crafted a sandwich inspired by the pizza. The sandwich consists of the same ingredients used in the pizza and is also served with a side of the special bourbon-infused sauce for customers wanting to savor even more of the bourbon flavor.
“We were thrilled to partner with Four Roses Bourbon and are confident that this offering will be a big seller for us,” said Behr. “Almost everyone loves pizza, and Kentucky is the bourbon capital of the world, so a dish that combines the two will undoubtedly be popular.”
The Bourbon Bootlegger Pizza and sandwich are now available at Pazzo’s Pizza Pub located at 385 South Limestone Street on the University of Kentucky campus.