Grilled Pineapple with Chili Lime and Coconut

  • 2 tbsp finely shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch round slices
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder



Place shredded coconut in a dry small sauté pan over medium heat. Stir until golden brown, about 6 - 8 minutes.


In a bowl, mix with lime zest; set aside.


Preheat your grill to medium high. Spray each side of the sliced pineapple with cooking spray.


Grill until there are grill marks, about 2 minutes on each side.


Evenly sprinkle the grilled pineapple slices with the chili powder and the toasted coconut lime zest mixture. Serve immediately.


Serves 10 - 12


Tennessee Buck

  • 1 chopped strawberry, additional slices for garnish
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye
  • 2 ounces Angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • Ice



Muddle (or shake) strawberry, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.


Add rye, 2 dashes bitters, and ice.


Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball glass.


Top with ginger beer; garnish with a strawberry slice.


Bourbon Caramel Cream Puffs



  • Frozen store bought cream puffs, thawed
  • Candied hazelnuts or almonds, chopped


  • Bourbon Caramel Sauce:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract



In a medium saucepan, whisk sugar, water, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil and stop whisking. Boil vigorously for 5 - 10 minutes until the sugar reaches an amber color. Watch carefully.


Remove the pan of sugar from the heat and let it sit for 2 minutes. Add in the cream and whisk to combine. Add the bourbon and stir to combine, whisking constantly until smooth.


Remove caramel from heat and stir in the vanilla. Cool completely before transferring to jars or bottles. Warm to drizzle.


Place cream puffs on a sheet pan and drizzle caramel sauce over cream puffs and top with candied hazelnuts or almonds then transfer to a platter.